Your question: How different are East and West Africa?

West Africa is the portion roughly west of 10° east longitude, excluding Northern Africa and the Maghreb. West Africa contains large portions of the Sahara Desert and the Adamawa Mountains. … East Africa stretches from the Red Sea and the Horn of Africa to Mozambique, including Madagascar.

What was a major difference between Western and Eastern civilizations of Africa?

Two of the major differences between the West and the East were feudalism and manorialism. They both shaped the social hierarchy and the overall life of the common person in the East.

What is the difference between Africa and West Africa?

South Africa is the name of one country located at the southern most tip of the African continent. Whereas West Africa is mostly a jungle and bordered by Sahara desert on the north.

Why are East Africans different?

East Africa is one part of Africa that had close contacts with the Arabs, the Indians and the Chinese. But most of the biological/physical difference they have from other Africans is due to historical intermarriages with Indians and Arabians.

What were the differences between Western and Eastern African Trade?

Duration and Intensity: The West African trade was shorter in duration and more intense in terms of number of slaves shipped per year than the East Africa one.

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Is Africa Eastern or Western?

Eastern Hemisphere, part of Earth east of the Atlantic Ocean and west of North and South America. It includes Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Longitudes 20° W and 160° E are often considered its boundaries.

How safe is West Africa?

As far as disease goes, West Africa is the most dangerous place on the planet. It is probably the one place on earth where you should go to extremes to protect yourself from mosquitoes. Do not sleep without a net and do not go without malaria medicine.

What is West Africa known for?

West Africa is famous for its cultural diversity and rich history. Unique mud architecture and landscapes dominate Niger and Mali’s major sights. Slave forts on Goree Island and along Ghana’s coast attract many visitors.

Which country is the most developed in West Africa?

If we were to ignore human government indicator, Nigeria would easily be the most developed country in West Africa. Their GDP is the largest not only in West Africa, but the whole continent.

Are Ethiopians mixed?

Ethiopians constitute several component ethnic groups, many of which are closely related to ethnic groups in neighboring Eritrea and other parts of the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia’s population is highly diverse with different languages and ethnic groups.

Are East Africans and West Africans the same?

West Africa is the portion roughly west of 10° east longitude, excluding Northern Africa and the Maghreb. West Africa contains large portions of the Sahara Desert and the Adamawa Mountains. … East Africa stretches from the Red Sea and the Horn of Africa to Mozambique, including Madagascar.

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