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It contains 54 fully recognized sovereign states (countries), nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition.
Algeria is Africa's largest country by area, and Nigeria by population. ergaster – with the earliest Homo sapiens (modern human) found in Ethiopia being dated to circa 200,000 years ago.
Most present states in Africa originate from a process of decolonization in the 20th century.
The Latin suffix -ica can sometimes be used to denote a land (e.g., in Celtica from Celtae, as used by Julius Caesar).
A definite line was drawn between the two continents by the geographer Ptolemy (85–165 AD), indicating Alexandria along the Prime Meridian and making the isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea the boundary between Asia and Africa.As Europeans came to understand the real extent of the continent, the idea of "Africa" expanded with their knowledge.