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

  • A region of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea. In the 1950s and 1960s most of the countries in this area achieved independence from colonial powers.

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  • proper noun An area of west Africa, spanning 16 African countries.

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  • noun an area of western Africa between the Sahara Desert and the Gulf of Guinea

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Examples

  • Oxfam has launched an emergency appeal to fund its work in Niger, West Africa, which is facing a worsening food crisis.

    Caroline Gluck: Oxfam warns millions face severe hunger in Niger

  • Oxfam has launched an emergency appeal to fund its work in Niger, West Africa, which is facing a worsening food crisis.

    Caroline Gluck: Oxfam warns millions face severe hunger in Niger

  • We have two teams in West Africa, which is one of the fifth -- five regions of Africa.

    CNN Transcript Jan 15, 2005

  • So serious is the situation that the governments in the region have expressed deep concern about the growth of an African mercenary force in West Africa, which is used by people who have money and political ambitions, to destabilise countries and overthrow democratically elected governments.

    ANC Today

  • Sao Tome and Principe lies in the Gulf of Gabon, in West Africa, which is growing in importance as an alternative to the Middle East as a source of world oil.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • So serious is the situation that the governments in the region have expressed deep concern about the growth of an African mercenary force in West Africa, which is used by people who have money and political ambitions, to destabilise countries and overthrow democratically elected governments.

    ANC Today

  • Pigeonpea probably evolved in South Asia and appeared about 2000 BC in West Africa, which is considered a second major center of origin.

    Chapter 10

  • Scientists say climate change may be altering these once reliable weather patterns in West Africa, which is the source of some two thirds of the world's cocoa.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Supporters of Laurent Gbagbo take part in a demonstration in … Ouattara asked to name West Africa bank chief in final push to register millions of voters Article: Gbagbo supporters rally against I.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • #ThinkAboutIt nankypanky LoL RT @Africa4Africans I would call West Africa too but 1st thing I am going to hear would be ..

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