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Horn of Africa


  • Here are entered works on the easternmost projection of Africa consisting of Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia, and sometimes also Eritrea, Kenya, and Sudan.
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  • Variants

    • Africa, Horn of
    • Somaliland
    • Somaliland (Region)
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Somaliland
  • Sources

    • found: Merriam Web. geog.(Horn of Africa: easternmost projection of Africa; variously used of Somalia, SE or all of Ethiopia, and sometimes Djibouti. Somaliland: Historical name for the region of E. Africa bet. the Equator and the Gulf of Aden, including Somalia, Djibouti, and SE Ethiopia)
    • found: Britannica Micro.:v. 4, p. 334 (Eastern Africa: region of the African continent, extending southward from the Horn of Africa through the former German and British territories of East Africa. Horn of Africa: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia) index (Horn of Africa (reg., E.Af.) see Africa, Horn of)
    • found: Woldemariam, M. Insurgent fragmentation in the Horn of Africa, 2018.
    • found: The Horn of Africa since the 1960s, 2017.
    • found: Clapham, C.S. The Horn of Africa, 2017.
    • found: African studies review, Sept. 2018:p. 234 (The Horn of Africa, which he [Christopher Clapham] defines Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia (including Somaliland))
    • found: Britannica online, May 27, 2020(Horn of Africa, region of eastern Africa. It is the easternmost extension of African land and for the purposes of this article is defined as the region that is home to the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Other definitions of the Horn of Africa are more restrictive and exclude some or all of the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia. There are also broader definitions, the most common of which include all the countries mentioned above, as well as parts or all of Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda. Part of the Horn of Africa region is also known as the Somali peninsula; this term is typically used when referring to lands of Somalia and eastern Ethiopia)
    • found: New world encyclopedia, via WWW, May 27, 2020(The Horn of Africa is a large extension of land that protrudes from the eastern edge of the continent of Africa, lying between the Indian Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Aden to the north, jutting for hundreds of kilometers into the Arabian Sea; he term "Horn of Africa" is also used to define a political region that consists of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia. Some definitions also include the states of Kenya, Sudan, and Tanzania. The Horn of Africa is considered a subregion of the larger region known as East Africa, and is sometimes referred to as the Somali Peninsula)
    • found: Crisis in the Horn of Africa, 2007, via Social Science Research Council website, May 27, 2020(the countries of the Horn--Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Sudan)
    • found: Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington (Website), May 27, 2020:Programs > Programs archive > Horn of Africa (the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia))
    • found: UNESCO thesaurus, via WWW, May 27, 2020(Horn of Africa. NT Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Somalia; Sudan. RT East Africa)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on the easternmost projection of Africa consisting of Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia, and sometimes also Eritrea, Kenya, and Sudan.
  • Change Notes

    • 1998-05-26: new
    • 2020-08-17: revised
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