Africa ABC's BY: Shirley Olive

A is for Africa: Africa is the second largest continent in the world and is located at the south of Europe. Africa was once part of a super continent called Pangaea.


B is for Barbary: There were pirates called Barbary Corsairs who operated from North Africa in an area called, by the Europeans, Barbary Coast. These pirates took away Africans and traded them in as slaves.

Barbary Corsairs

C is for cocoa: The cocoa bean is grown in Ghana. Ever since the Europeans had brought them, Africa has become the largest cocoa producer.


D is for Dinka: It is a language spoken by the Dinka people. It is also the major ethnic group in south Sudan.

Dinka alphabets

E is for Ebola: In west Africa, there was a virus called Ebola that was the most widespread outbreak. It affected many people in Africa.

F is for France: A country in Europe that descended from the Roman Gauls. They took part in colonizing Africa.

France flag with Eiffel Tower

G is for Germany: A distinct region in central Europe. They also took part in colonizing Africa.

Germany counry outline

H is for Hinduism: Some people practiced this religion in various places in Africa. It is a major religion that is developed from Vedic religion.


I is for Italy: A country the south of Europe, boot shaped. They were also part of colonizing Africa.


J is for jade: It is a gemstone used in Africa.

Jade Dragon

K is for Kilimanjaro: A mountain range that has 3 volcanic cones, 4,900 meters high. It is located in Tanzania in Africa.

Mount Kilamanjaro

L is for Lablabi: A Tunisian dish (chickpea soup) They are enjoyed in Africa.

Lablabi dish

M is for Masai: A unique and popular tribe due to their long preserved culture. They are the most authentic ethnic tribe of Kenya.

Masai people

N is for Nile: The Nile is the world's longest river. This river flows through Africa.

Nile River

O is for orange: A nutritious citrus fruit. They are grown in Africa.


P is for Portugal: A country south of France, left of Spain. Also colonized Africa.

Portugal flag

Q is for Quran: It is the holy book of Islam. A majority of Africans practice Islam.

Book of Islam

R is for rice: Swamp grass widely cultivated as a source of food. Usually served as the main dish in Africa.


S is for salt: A type of spice that has a variety of use. Important to Africa. Used to be their currency.

T is for Triangular Trade System: A system of trade where they traded slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods. Slaves were taken from Africa to use as trade for this.

Triangular Trade System

U is for Ugali: A dish, most common staple starch. Served in Africa.


V is for Victoria: Name of a water fall in Africa that is 355 ft. high. It is the largest waterfall in Africa.

Victoria Falls

W is for wheat: Grass widely cultivated for its seed, cereal grain, and is a worldwide staple food. It is also grown in Africa.


X is for xenophobia: The fear or dislike of foreigners. South Africa was affected with xenophobia.


Y is for Yao: They are major Bantu ethnic and linguistic group, important part in the history of Africa. They are from African people.

Yao tribe

Z is for Zulu: Bantu ethnic group. They are by far the largest ethnic group in south Africa. They are a tribe in Africa.

Zulu tribe


Created with images by WikiImages - "africa continent aerial view"

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