Incorrect spelling, explanation: the word Africa seems easy to say and write, but still a common spelling mistake is to write it as
Afica instead of Africa. The mistake is probably the consequence of the pronunciation of the word in which the -r letter is often silent. As a result, many English users think there is no -r at all. The form Afica, however, is wrong and the only correct spelling is Africa.
Correct spelling, explanation: Africa is the name of a continent we all know, but the origin of the word itself is unclear. Some scholars believe that it comes from the name of an African tribe, who were called Afri by Romans, therefore, Africa could be translated as the land of Afri. Others claim that Afrika derives from a-phrike, which is a Greek word meaning without cold or horror. Finally, some linguists think that Africa comes from a the Latin word aprica, which meant sunny and hot.
Definition of Africa:
1. noun – the name of the continent that is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and the Indian Ocean,
The plan for our next expedition is to explore the unknown regions of Africa.
Expressions with Africa:
Some expressions include:
1. black Africa – refers to the part of Africa which is located to the south of the Sahara Desert.
2. South Africa – a country located in Southern Africa.
Black Africa is one of the hottest regions in the world.
He was born in South Africa, but later emigrated with his parents to Europe.
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