These East African v West African questions are really starting to get old. First and foremost East Africans don’t have all the same features and what I’ve realized is that when people present the differences between East Africans v West Africans ...
Are they not Ethiopian enough? It seems that their is some kind of bias as to who can be an Ethiopian based of facial characteristics. Southern Ethiopian People Similar to Ethiopia, diversity is common in many African countries where northerners don’t often resemble southerners. West Africa’s Nigeria is a perfect example of this.
West Africa can be divided internally through its natural features. Geology, relief, climate, vegetation, soils, and the responses of people to the patterns of its biophysical resources through human land uses all tend to be arranged along east-west belts.
The Highs and Lows in West Africa. The entire West African region is fairly low, and most of its high points are around 5,000 feet, but the highest mainland mountain is 6,381 feet, in Senegal.
Western Africa is a term used in the Encyclopædia Britannica to designate a geographic region within the continent of Africa. The term West Africa is also often used to refer to this part of the continent. As conventionally understood, however, West Africa is primarily a political and economic designation and comprises all the areas considered ...
Most of West Africa lies in the African Transition Zone, with portions north and south of the transitional region. Dry, desert conditions exist to the north and tropical conditions exist to the south. The main economic activity in the region is subsistence agriculture. Minerals, diamonds, or oil are also extracted in varying amounts in West Africa.
When making comparisons between East and West African people, their is often a bias where the narrow faced people of Northern Ethiopia are frequently compared to the rounder and wider nosed people of West Africa as opposed to comparing the darker skinned people of Southern Ethiopia to a more light skin, thin statured West African Fulani.
The physical features of Africa include the Sahara desert, Sahel, Ethiopian Highlands, savannas and rainforests. Some other major features are the Swahili Coast, Southern Africa, the Great Lakes and the Nile River.
Africa - Africa - People: Africa is now widely recognized as the birthplace of the Hominidae, the taxonomic family to which modern humans belong. Archaeological evidence indicates that the continent has been inhabited by humans and their forebears for some 4,000,000 years or more. Anatomically modern humans are believed to have appeared as early as 200,000 years ago in the eastern region of ...
West Africa is west of an imagined north-south axis lying close to 10° east longitude. The Atlantic Ocean forms the western as well as the southern borders of the West African region. The northern border is the Sahara Desert, with the Ranishanu Bend generally considered the northernmost part of the region.