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North Africa

[ nawrth-af-ri-kuh ]
/ ˈnɔrθ ˈæf rɪ kə /
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noun

the northern part of Africa, especially the region north of the tropical rainforest and comprised of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and that part of Egypt west of the Gulf of Suez.

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Origin of North Africa

First recorded in 1840–45

OTHER WORDS FROM North Africa

North Af·rican, adjective, noun
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North Africa

noun

the part of Africa between the Mediterranean and the Sahara: consists chiefly of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and N Egypt
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