Correct spelling, explanation: the word Africa features a few theories when it comes to its origin. According to one of them, the word comes from the Greek word a-phrike, which means without cold. Another theory says that Africa derives from the Latin word aprica, meaning sunny and hot. Last, but not least, some linguists claim that the word comes from a tribe called Afri.
Definition of Africa:
1. noun – one of the world continents,
Africa is a continent of varied history and culture.
Collocations with Africa:
Some popular collocations include South Africa (a country in Africa), black Africa (a region in Africa close to the Sahara Desert).
It was my first trip to South Africa, but for sure not the last one.
He wants to examine the tribes living in black Africa.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: due to the pronunciation of the word Africa, which often lacks the letter -r, a common mistake made by both learners and native speakers of English is to spell the word as Afica. This form, however, is wrong so do not use it.
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