The ABC's of Africa by emily elder

A is for Africa

Africa is the second largest continent in the world and is located South of Europe. It was once apart of the large supercontinent called Pangea.

B is for Berber

Berbers are the descendants of the pre-Arab inhabitants of North Africa. It is a large group in Africa.

C is for Cocoa

The cocoa bean is grown in Ghana. Also, 70% of the worlds cocoa beans come from West and Central Africa.

D is for Dinka

It is a language that the Dinka people use.

E is for Ebola

Most widespread outbreaks of Ebola virus disease in history cost many of lives.

F is for Festivals

Most of Africa has a celebration for every event, place, art form, food, and drink. There are many festivals in Africa.

G is for Goldblatt

Goldplatt is a South African photographer that has documented there for over 50 years. With his work, he shows what it is like with the people in Africa.

H is for Handicraft

People produce a remarkable range of arts and crafts. Have a wide range of craftwork styles.

I is for Igbo

Igbo is an Ethnic group of the Volta. Niger phylum native to Southern Nigeria.

J is for Jukskei

Jukskei is a game of skill which the player throws a wooden pin at a peg in the ground.

K is for Kiliminjaro

Kiliminjaro is the highest mountain in Africa.

L is for Literature

There are many people that use literature in Africa.

M is for Muhammad

Muhammad is the prophet of Islam. Gods messenger.

N is for Niger River

The principal river of Western Africa. Extends about 4,180 km.

O is for Oromo

Oromo is an Ethnic group inhabiting Ethiopia. These people are also found in Northern Kenya and Somaria.

P is for Palaeontology

Palaeontology is known is South Africa as the cradle of mankind.

Q is for Qur'an

Qur'an is the religious text of Islam. It is divided into chapters which are divided into verses.

R is for Ras Dashen

The tenth highest mountain in Africa. The tallest mountain in Ethiopia.

S is for salt

Salt in Africa used to be used to preserve food. It made them more money than gold made them.

T is for Tuareg

Predominently nomadic people of the Sahara desert. These people are mostly in the Northern reaches of mali near Timbuktu and kidal.

U is for Unesco World Heritage

Table Mountain National park has more plant species in it's 22,000 hectares.

V is for Victoria lake

One of the African great lakes. Named after Queen Victoria.

W is for Wolof

One of the largest people groups that inhabit Senesal. They live anywhere from the Desert area of Sahara to the rain forests.

X is for Xenphobia

Intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.

Y is for Yoruba

They live in Southwest Nigeria and Benin. Have a variety of different artistic forms.

Z is for Zulu tribe

The largest ethnic group in South Africa. Well known for their beautiful brightly colored beads and baskets as well as other small carvings.

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