Table 1

Definition of geographic regions.

Geographical regions

Historical areas

Major inclusive countries


West

Senegambia

Senegal, Gambia, northern Guinea

Upper Guinea

Guinea, Sierra Leone, northwestern Liberia, parts of Mali

Gold Coast

Ghana, Burkina Faso

Bight of Benin

Western Nigeria, Benin

West Central

Bight of Bonny

Eastern Nigeria, western Cameroon

Central Africa

Angola, the Congos, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon

South

Namibia, South Africa

Southeast

Mozambique

Mozambique, western Malagasy

East

Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Somalia, southern Sudan

North

Magrib

Morocco, Algeria, Spanish Sahara, Mauritania, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, northern Sudan


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