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Dark Continent, The

noun
1.
Africa: so called, especially during the 19th century, because little was known about it.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for dark continent

Dark Continent

noun
1.
the Dark Continent, a term for Africa when it was relatively unexplored
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