Northwest Africa

2007 Schools Wikipedia Selection. Related subjects: African Geography

Northwest Africa or Northwestern Africa is a variably defined region of the African continent. The term is commonly used in various disciplines: geopolitics, archaeology, anthropology, and genetics. Incorporating cardinal directions, the term is preferred over use of Maghreb and similar terms possibly due to the cultural underpinnings of those terms.

The countries and territories in Northwestern Africa include:

Maghreb, Barbary, and Tamazgha are more or less synonymous with Northwestern Africa.

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