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๐ŸŒ Globe Showing Europe-Africa

[ glohb shoh-ing yoor-uhp af-ri-kuh ih-moh-jee ]

What does ๐ŸŒย  Globe Showing Europe-Africa emoji mean?

The Globe Showing Europe-Africa emoji ๐ŸŒย  depicts a globe positioned to show the continents of Africa and Europe. It is commonly used to represent Earth, the world, international politics, conservationism, or the national pride of Europeans and Africans. On April 22, the Globe Showing Europe-Africa emoji ๐ŸŒย  is used in celebrations of Earth Day. In this context, it is often accompanied by the hashtag #EarthDay and may be used with the Globe Showing Americas emoji ๐ŸŒŽย  and the Globe Showing Asia-Australia emoji ๐ŸŒ..

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Earth Day, ๐ŸŒŽ Globe Showing Americas, ๐ŸŒ Globe Showing Asia-Australia

Where does ๐ŸŒ Globe Showing Europe-Africa come from?

The Globe Showing Europe-Africa emoji ๐ŸŒย  was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji resembles a globe of Earth with the continents of Africa and Europe facing the viewer. The Apple, Samsung, WhatsApp, and Facebook versions of the emoji have additional shading to make the emoji appear spherical.

Frequently, the Globe Showing Europe-Africa emoji ๐ŸŒย  is used generally to represent Earth. In this case, the emoji is used interchangeably with the other two globe emoji. This is especially the case on Earth Day, when even people on continents not shown on the emoji use it to wish others a happy Earth Day.

However, the Globe Showing Europe-Africa emoji ๐ŸŒย  is often used to express national pride by Europeans and Africans. In this case, the emoji is often used alongside national flag emoji (the Flagย of France emoji ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท, the Flagย of Egypt emoji ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ, etc.) of the personโ€™s country of origin.

Examples of ๐ŸŒ Globe Showing Europe-Africa

So many beautiful people in the world ๐ŸŒ
@ochocinco, July 18, 2020
Happy Earth Day!!! ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽ‰ Climate change is real.
@JemarTisby, April 22, 2020

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Who uses ๐ŸŒ Globe Showing Europe-Africa?

Sometimes, the Globe Showing Europe-Africa emoji ๐ŸŒย  is used generally to refer to Earth.

At other times, the Globe Showing Europe-Africa emoji ๐ŸŒ is used to express pride of Europe or Africa or a country located on one of those continents.

On April 22, the Globe Showing Europe-Africa emoji ๐ŸŒ is used to wish others a happy Earth Day.

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