East Africa

East Africa is the part of around and east of the Great Rift Valley, a land feature stretching from the Red Sea to the Mozambique Channel. East Africa is the cradle of mankind, as the first species of the Homo genus evolved here, and migrated to the rest of the world.

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is the capital and most populous city in . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the largest country in East Africa. Modern combines two areas that at other times have been governed separately: Tanganyika on the coast of the African mainland and the island of Zanzibar nearby. Photo: Muhammad Mahdi Karim, GFDL.

The East African country of is a pearl in sub-Saharan Africa. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the third-most populous country in and is Africa's oldest independent country and the only one never to be colonized, save for a short Italian occupation in the 1930s and 1940s. Photo: A.Savin, FAL.

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is a country on the Horn of Africa. It had the largest coastline in mainland Africa. Photo: Jjtkk, Public domain.

was called the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill. Photo: Rod Waddington, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a relatively stable East African country, and easily accessible from and . Photo: SteveRwanda, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is in East Africa. A former Italian colony, it gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a long, painful struggle. Photo: Voice of Clam, Public domain.

is a small country in East Africa, although it has some cultural and geographical ties with . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is in the Horn peninsula on the Gulf of Aden. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

East Africa

Latitude of center
-2.7021° or 2° 42' 7.4" south
Longitude of center
37.0738° or 37° 4' 25.7" east

Also Known As

  • Achinese: Afrika Timu
  • Afar: Shıg'ıs Afrika
  • Afrikaans: Oos-Afrika
  • Albanian: Afrika lindore
  • Amharic: ምሥራቅ አፍሪካ
  • Arabic: Sinirangan nga Apriká
  • Arabic: شرق أفريقيا
  • Arabic: شرق إفريقيا
  • Armenian: Արևելյան Աֆրիկա
  • Arpitan: Africa du Levant
  • Asturian: África Oriental
  • Avaric: Ronefa Afrika
  • Azerbaijani: Şərqi Afrika
  • Basque: Ekialdeko Afrika
  • Belarusian: Усходняя Афрыка
  • Bengali: পূর্ব আফ্রিকা
  • Bosnian: Istočna Afrika
  • Breton: Afrika ar Reter
  • Bulgarian: Източна Африка
  • Catalan: Àfrica Oriental
  • Central Kurdish: ئەفریقای ڕۆژھەڵات
  • Chinese: Tang Hui-chiu
  • Chinese: 东部非洲
  • Chinese: 东非
  • Chinese: 東非
  • Croatian: Istočna Afrika
  • Czech: Východní Afrika
  • Danish: Østafrika
  • Dimli (individual language): Afrika Rocvetışi
  • Dutch: Oost-Afrika
  • Egyptian Arabic: شرق افريقيا
  • English: Eastern Africa
  • Esperanto: Orient-Afriko
  • Esperanto: Orienta Afriko
  • Esperanto: Orientafriko
  • Estonian: Ida-Aafrika
  • Finnish: Itä-Afrikka
  • French: Afrique de l'Est
  • Galician: África oriental
  • Georgian: აღმოსავლეთი აფრიკა
  • German: Ostafrika
  • Greek: Ανατολική Αφρική
  • Haitian: Afrik lès
  • Hebrew: מזרח אפריקה
  • Hindi: पूर्वी अफ्रीका
  • Hungarian: Kelet-Afrika
  • Icelandic: Austur-Afríka
  • Iloko: Akindaya nga Aprika
  • Iloko: Daya nga Aprika
  • Inari Sami: Nuorttâ-Afrik
  • Indonesian: Afrika Timur
  • Italian: Africa orientale
  • Japanese: 東アフリカ
  • Javanese: Afrika Wétan
  • Kannada: ಪೂರ್ವ ಆಫ್ರಿಕಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Shıg'ıs Afrika
  • Kazakh: Шығыс Африка
  • Kirghiz: Чыгыш Африка
  • Kongo: Afelika ya Lunene
  • Korean: 동아불리가
  • Korean: 동아프리카
  • Kotava: Ronefa Afrika
  • Lao: Daya nga Aprika
  • Latin: Africa Orientalis
  • Latvian: Austrumāfrika
  • Limburgan: Oas-Afrika
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Africa este
  • Lithuanian: Rytų Afrika
  • Macedonian: Источна Африка
  • Malagasy: Afrika Atsinanana
  • Malay: Afrika Timur
  • Marathi: पूर्व आफ्रिका
  • Min Nan Chinese: Tang Hui-chiu
  • Mingrelian: ბჟაეიოლი აფრიკა
  • Mongolian: Дорно Африк
  • Mongolian: Дорнод Африк
  • N'Ko: ߊߝߙߌߞߌ߬ ߕߟߋ߬ߓߐ
  • N'Ko: ߕߟߋ߬ߓߐ ߊߝߙߌߞߌ߬
  • Northern Frisian: Uastafrikoo
  • Northern Sami: Nuorta-Afrihká
  • Norwegian: Øst-Afrika
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Øst-Afrika
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Aust-Afrika
  • Occitan (post 1500): Africa de l'Èst
  • Pampanga: Aslagan Africa
  • Pampanga: Aslagan Aprika
  • Panjabi: ਪੂਰਬੀ ਅਫ਼ਰੀਕਾ
  • Pedi: Afrika Bohlabela
  • Persian: شرق آفریقا
  • Polish: Afryka Wschodnia
  • Portuguese: África Oriental
  • Romanian: Africa Răsăriteană
  • Russian: Восточная Африка
  • Serbian: Источна Африка
  • Serbo-Croatian: Istočna Afrika
  • Silesian: Weschodniŏ Afryka
  • Skolt Sami: Nuõrtt-Afrikk
  • Slovak: Východná Afrika
  • Slovenian: Vzhodna Afrika
  • Somali: Bariga Afrika
  • South Azerbaijani: دوغو آفریقا
  • Southern Sotho: Afrika Bohlabela
  • Spanish: Africa Oriental
  • Spanish: África Oriental
  • Swahili: Afrika ya Mashariki
  • Swedish: Östafrika
  • Tagalog: Silangang Aprika
  • Tajik: Африқои Шарқӣ
  • Tamil: கிழக்கு ஆபிரிக்கா
  • Tatar: Көнчыгыш Африка
  • Thai: แอฟริกาตะวันออก
  • Turkish: Doğu Afrika
  • Turkmen: Gündogar Afrika
  • Ukrainian: Східна Африка
  • Urdu: مشرقی افریقا
  • Urdu: مشرقی افریقہ
  • Uzbek: Sharqiy Afrika
  • Uzbek: Sharqiy afrika
  • Venetian: Africa Orientałe
  • Vietnamese: Đông Phi
  • Waray (Philippines): Sinirangan nga Apriká
  • Welsh: Dwyrain Affrica
  • Western Frisian: East-Afrika
  • Western Panjabi: چڑھدا افریقا
  • Western Panjabi: چڑھدا افریقہ
  • Wolof: Penku Afrig
  • Wu Chinese: 東非
  • Yakut: Илин Африка
  • Yoruba: Ìlaòrùn Áfríkà
  • Yue Chinese: 東非
  • Afrikay Rocvetışi

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