dark continent

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Englisch - Türkisch
{i} kara kıta
{i} afrika
{i} Afrika

O, sonsuza dek Afrika'yı terk etti. - He left Africa forever.

Mirketler Afrika'da yaşar. - Meerkats live in Africa.

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the dark continent
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Englisch - Englisch

The Advertiser Adelaide, 10 November 1903.

A former name for Africa, so used because its hinterland was largely unknown and therefore mysterious to Europeans until the 19th century. Henry M. Stanley was probably the first to use the term in his 1878 account Through the Dark Continent. the Dark Continent a name given to Africa by Europeans in the 19th century. The name meant that Africa was then an unknown area to Europeans, but it is now considered an offensive name
{i} Africa; term used in the 19th century referring to Africa before its large areas had been explored
The Dark Continent
dark continent


    dark Con·ti·nent

    Türkische aussprache

    därk käntınınt


    /ˈdärk ˈkäntənənt/ /ˈdɑːrk ˈkɑːntənənt/


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

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