What is another word for North Africa?
4 synonyms found
[ nˈɔːθ ˈafɹɪkə], [ nˈɔːθ ˈafɹɪkə], [ n_ˈɔː_θ ˈa_f_ɹ_ɪ_k_ə]
North Africa is a region that encompasses countries like Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. These countries are located in the northern part of the African continent and are characterized mainly by their indigenous cultures, climates, and landscapes. Other synonyms for North Africa include Maghreb, which is an Arabic term meaning "west," (so called because North Africa is west of the Middle East), or Northern Africa, or simply the Maghreb Countries. Another term used to refer to North Africa is the Barbary Coast, which was first used by Europeans in the 16th century to describe the coastal regions of North Africa. However, it is now considered outdated and often used in a derogatory sense.