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Old 10-31-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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North or West Africa?
Mauritania, Mali, Niger

North or Central Africa?
Chad

North or East Africa?
Sudan

Central or East Africa?
South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

Central or West Africa?
Cameroon, Sao Tome & Principe, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon

Central or Southern Africa?
Angola, Zambia

East or Southern Africa?
Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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When they were French territories, they were designated as French West Africa and French Equatorial Africa. Chad and Cameroun were included in Equatorial, everything west of that was in French West Africa. Most of what are now republics were recognized by the French as administrative districts, but France treated them as West Africa and Equatorial Africa..

Although huge amounts of some of those countries are lightly populated and sprawling into the Sahara, it is safe to regard them in accordance with their principle population centers. Mali 's population is a great deal more like Senegal, than like Algeria. Virtually all the population of Mali and Niger are along the Niger River, and fall within the same cultural and geographic zone as Nigeria.

Your question is a great deal like asking if West Virginia is in the east, the south, or the midwest. Or like refusing to call Omaha a midwestern city, because Nebraska sprawls all the way to Cheyenne. You'll get plenty of opinions, all based on different criteria, or no criteria at all.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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North:
Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan

West:
Cameroon, Sao Tome & Principe, Equatorial Guinea

East:
South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi

South
Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius

Central
Gabon, Angola, Zambia
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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I think this map does a very good job at distinguishing the regions.


http://www.zum.de/whkmla/histatlas/a...004regions.gif
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Here is a map of where people live in Africa:

http://montessorimuddle.org/wp-conte...frica-hits.png

Each more or less contiinuous red blotch is, for practical purposes, a "region of Africa", Some are pretty obvious, like West Africa and North Africa. At the Tanzania/Mozambique border, it nearly splits, making it a practical demarcation between East and Southern Africa. There is a fifth region, less pronounces in Congo and Angola, and then the Upper and Lower Nile Valleys. Everything else is so thinly populated, that it doesn't really matter what region you assign it to, 99% of Africans fall pretty clearly into one of the seven fairly distinct red regions on this map.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: South Portland, ME
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I think this map does a very good job at distinguishing the regions.


I mostly agree except I would put Angola as "South Africa" and Sudan as "Central" (or at least South Sudan)

I don't agree with Davy's list at all.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:39 PM
 
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Soudan is more East Africa than Central,especially after South Soudan secession
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Soudan is more East Africa than Central,especially after South Soudan secession
I do agree but everything else on the map is spot on.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:51 PM
 
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Sudan is East or Central Africa.
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