Dark Continent love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Africa considered as mysterious, especially to Europeans and people of European descent, chiefly when its interior was largely unknown to them. Henry M. Stanley was probably the first to use the term in Through the Dark Continent (1878).

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  • noun dated, informal Africa.

Etymologies

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Victiorian nickname. It referred to the fact that little was known about the interior of the continent in the West.

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