Twilight (twilight2000) wrote in little_details,
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Historical: What names did Europeans have for Africa?

In the 1200 and 1300's if I'm lucky - but I'll take any historical names for Africa I can get :>. Thanks!

I've searched "European names for Africa" "What did Europeans call Africa in the 1800's" "Historical names for Africa" and I'm getting absolutely nothing.

EDIT:
1. By "Europe", I mean the continent and more specifically, France/Italy

2. I'm thinking of a term that might be used by either the more dramatic types or someone trying to make it *seem* more dramatic.
(Dark Continent would work if it weren't so VERY 19th century and Kipling-esque :>)

Hope that helps!
Tags: 1200-1299, 1300-1399, 1800s (no decades given), africa (misc), africa: history, ~middle ages, ~names
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