North Africa is sometimes called White Africa , because of specific clear pigmentation to its population. This term is opposed to that Black Africa , indicating the sub-Saharan Africa.
Country and current territories of North Africa:
- the the Canaries;
- the Mauritania;
- the Morocco;
- the territory of the the Western Sahara, mainly controlled by the Morocco;
- the Algeria;
- the Tunisia;
- the Libya;
- the Egypt;
- the Sudan.
Seldom, one also includes in North Africa the Ethiopia and the Érythrée; although located at the South of the the Sahara, they know since thousands of years of the economic exchanges and cultural with the worlds Mediterranean, copte and Arabic (which somewhat attach them to these civilizations).
“White Africa” formerly indicated the populated African territories of population with clear skin: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. However the term is employed very little nowadays. One also speaks about Mediterranean Africa.
- Berbérie, of the “Berber” word, term corresponding to the territory inhabited by the Berber populations , autochtones of North Africa. Giving the Berber equivalent Tamazgha in . In the same way, the Libya (old) indicated during Antiquity the territory of the Libyens, ancestor of the Berber ones.
- the “the Maghreb” (of the Arab Setting ), indicates Africa of the North-West, and covers in its design the broadest Mauritania, the Morocco, the Algérie, the Tunisia and the Libya.
- During the Antiquity, “Africa” indicated the area of Carthage, which corresponds to current the Tunisia. The Africa constituted a province Roman Empire. After the Moslem conquest, the name remained in the arabized form Ifriqiya .
barbaresque regencies in North Africa by Xavier Labat Saint-Vincent, Engineer of studies at the university Paris Iv-Sorbonne.
- Othoman North Africa by Red-headed Jean-Paul, honorary Research director at CNRS.
- Afrique-du-Nord.com - Site of topicality
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