Africa is crossed from north to south by the prime meridian (0 longitude), which passes a short distance to the east of accra, ghana. Get a britannica premium subscription and gain access to exclusive content. In antiquity the greeks are said to have called the continent libya and the romans to have called it africa, perhaps from the latin aprica (sunny) or the greek.
The continent is located in all four hemispheres the equator runs almost directly through the middle of africa, which means that it is both in the southern and northern hemispheres, and although most of this continent is located in the eastern hemisphere, a small portion of it is located in the western hemisphere.
Africa is the most multilingual continent in the world, and it is not rare for individuals to fluently speak not only multiple african languages, but one or more european ones as well. There are four major language families indigenous to africa a simplistic view of language families spoken in africa. The afroasiatic languages are a language family of about 240 languages and 285 million people.
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