Horn of Africa

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Horn of Africa

n
(Placename) a region of NE Africa, comprising Somalia and adjacent territories
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Noun1.Horn of Africa - a peninsula of northeastern Africa (the easternmost part of Africa) comprising Somalia and Djibouti and Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia
Afars and Issas, Republic of Djibouti, Djibouti - a country in northeastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; formerly under French control but became independent in 1997
Eritrea, State of Eritrea - an African country to the north of Ethiopia on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993
Abyssinia, Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Yaltopya - Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
Somalia - a republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; subject to tribal warfare
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Translations
corne de l’Afrique
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The idea comes from samples of marine sediment taken from northeastern Africa that show the area was cold and dry around 60,000 years ago, which is around the time humans might have migrated off that continent and into Europe and Asia.
When the ice retreated once more some tens of thousands of years ago, the ibex populations of northeastern Africa were isolated, the Nubian Ibex of Egypt and, far to the south in the mountains of Ethiopia the distinctive and highly endangered Walia Ibex.
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Interregional Contacts in the Later Prehistory of Northeastern Africa.
It's currently practiced in 28 countries in western, eastern and northeastern Africa, in parts of the Middle East and Southeast Asia and in some immigrant communities in Europe, North America and Australia.
The arrangement is geographical, with such chapters as North America, the South Atlantic, northeastern Africa, the eastern Indian Ocean and the southern continent.

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