Translation for 'West Africa' from English to Norwegian
NOUN   West Africa | -
Vest-Afrika {n}
West Africa
Partial Matches
Afrika {n}
Sør-Afrika {n}
South Africa
Øst-Afrika {n}
East Africa
vestslaver {m}
West Slav
nordvestlig {adj}north-west
sørvestlig {adj}south-west
sydvestlig {adj}south-west
vestkyst {m}west coast
vesteuropeisk {adj}West European
sørvest {n} [ubøy.]south-west
vest {n} [ubøy.] <V>west <W>
vestafrikansk {adj}West African
sydvest {n} [ubøy.] <SV>south-west <SW>
vest {adv} <V> [for]west <W> [of]
nordvest {n} [ubøy.] <NV>north-west <NW>
vestfra {adv}from the west
grønn mamba {m} [Dendroaspis viridis]
West African green mamba
nordvest {adv} <NV> [for]north-west <NW> [of]
sørvest {adv} <SV> [for]south-west <SW> [of]
sydvest {adv} <SV> [for]south-west <SW> [of]
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Usage Examples English
  • The vast majority of those who were enslaved and transported in the transatlantic slave trade were people from Central and West Africa, who had been captured directly by the slave traders in coastal raids, or sold by other West Africans, or by half-European "merchant princes" to European slave traders, who brought them to the Americas.
  • These four river basins occupy the greater part of the lower plateaus of North and West Africa — the remainder consists of arid regions watered only by intermittent streams that do not reach the sea.
  • off West Africa.
  • Various species of acacia yield gum. True gum arabic is the product of "Acacia senegal", abundant in dry tropical West Africa from Senegal to northern Nigeria.
  • Besides North America, dialects of ASL and ASL-based creoles are used in many countries around the world, including much of West Africa and parts of Southeast Asia.

  • Tobacco and then sugar was grown, worked by a large population of slaves transported from West Africa, who soon came to vastly outnumber the European settlers.
  • Copper smelting took place in West Africa prior to the appearance of iron smelting in the region.
  • The emergence of Nollywood (West Africa's film industry) has also contributed to the declining popularity of Bollywood films, as sexualised Indian films became more like American films.
  • The World Bank classified country's transportation as underdeveloped but noted that Burkina Faso is a natural geographic transportation hub for West Africa.
  • In 1904, the largely pacified territories of the Volta basin were integrated into the Upper Senegal and Niger colony of French West Africa as part of the reorganization of the French West African colonial empire.

  • In 1899, the French included the land called French Dahomey within the larger French West Africa colonial region.
  • Since the colonial era of plantations, Africans or Afro-Bahamians have been the largest ethnic group in The Bahamas, whose primary ancestry was based in West Africa.
  • Theoliitic dikes, sills, and lava flows from the CAMP eruption at 200 Ma have been found in West Africa, eastern North America, and northern South America.
  • While the time of African arrival in Anguilla is difficult to place precisely, archival evidence indicates a substantial African presence of at least 100 enslaved people by 1683; these seem to have come from Central Africa as well as West Africa.
  • alphabet is a script devised by Solomana Kante in 1949 as a writing system for the Manding languages of West Africa; N’Ko means 'I say' in all Manding languages.

  • African trade beads or slave beads may be antique beads that were manufactured in Europe and used for trade during the colonial period, such as chevron beads; or they may have been made in West Africa by and for Africans, such as Mauritanian Kiffa beads, Ghanaian and Nigerian powder glass beads, or African-made brass beads.
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