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African nation

Definitions of African nation
  1. noun
    any one of the countries occupying the African continent
    synonyms: African country
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    Republic of Namibia
    a republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa); achieved independence from South Africa in 1990; the greater part of Namibia forms part of the high Namibian plateau of South Africa
    Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria
    a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
    Republic of Angola
    a republic in southwestern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975 and was the scene of civil war until 1990
    Republic of Burundi
    a landlocked republic in east central Africa on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika
    Republic of Cameroon
    a republic on the western coast of central Africa; was under French and British control until 1960
    Central African Republic
    a landlocked country in central Africa; formerly under French control; became independent in 1960
    Republic of Chad
    a landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until 1960
    Republic of the Congo
    a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
    Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
    a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; one of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa
    Republic of Benin
    a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
    Togolese Republic
    a republic on the western coast of Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; formerly under French control
    Republic of Djibouti
    a country in northeastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; formerly under French control but became independent in 1997
    Republic of Equatorial Guinea
    a country of west central Africa (including islands in the Gulf of Guinea); became independent from Spain in 1968
    State of Eritrea
    an African country to the north of Ethiopia on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993
    Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
    Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia
    Rwandese Republic
    a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
    Republic of Botswana
    a landlocked republic in south-central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s
    Arab Republic of Egypt
    a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
    Republic of Kenya
    a republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1963; major archeological discoveries have been made in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya
    Gabonese Republic
    a republic on the west coast of Africa
    Republic of The Gambia
    a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
    Republic of Ghana
    a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea
    Republic of Guinea
    a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
    Republic of Guinea-Bissau
    a republic on the northwestern coast of Africa; recognized as independent by Portugal in 1974
    Kingdom of Lesotho
    a landlocked constitutional monarchy in southern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1966
    Republic of Liberia
    a republic in West Africa; established in 1822 by Americans as a way to free negro slaves
    Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum
    Republic of Madagascar
    a republic on the island of Madagascar; achieved independence from France in 1960
    Republic of Malawi
    a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
    Republic of Mali
    a landlocked republic in northwestern Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; Mali was a center of West African civilization for more than 4,000 years
    Islamic Republic of Mauritania
    a country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert
    Kingdom of Morocco
    a kingdom (constitutional monarchy) in northwestern Africa with a largely Muslim population; achieved independence from France in 1956
    Republic of Mozambique
    a republic on the southeastern coast of Africa on the Mozambique Channel; became independent from Portugal in 1975
    Republic of Niger
    a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert
    Federal Republic of Nigeria
    a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
    Republic of Senegal
    a republic in northwestern Africa on the coast of the Atlantic; formerly a French colony but achieved independence in 1960
    Republic of Sierra Leone
    a republic in West Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1961
    Somalia
    a republic in extreme eastern Africa on the Somali peninsula; subject to tribal warfare
    Republic of South Africa
    a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
    Republic of the Sudan
    a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom in 1956
    Kingdom of Swaziland
    a landlocked monarchy in southeastern Africa; member of the commonwealth that achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1968
    United Republic of Tanzania
    a republic in eastern Africa
    Republic of Tunisia
    a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean coast; achieved independence from France in 1956
    Republic of Uganda
    a landlocked republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1962
    Republic of Zambia
    a republic in central Africa; formerly controlled by Great Britain and called Northern Rhodesia until it gained independence within the commonwealth in 1964
    Republic of Zimbabwe
    a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980
    type of:
    country, land, state
    the territory occupied by a nation
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