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Which continent is known as dark continent and why?

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Asked by nakshatralily, 09 Jan '12 06:52 pm
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Africa is called 'The Dark Continent' NOT because of the complexion of the original inhabitants nor the absence of lights, primarily because most people know very little about it. It is not a dark continent but a land flushing with sunshine and vivid light. It is last of the continents to feel the influence of Western civilization; therefore many people consider it a backward continent.
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Answered by LIPSIKA, 09 Jan '12 06:56 pm

 
  
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A name for Africa, because its hinterland was largely unknown and mysterious to Europeans until the 19th century.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 11 Jan '12 05:43 pm

 
  
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The african continent. called the dark continent bcoz of the large basin of rain forests surrounding the congo river in the equatorial part of western africa. this area was virtually unexplored bcoz traveling up the river by . boat was impossible due to the massive systems of rapids that were only 100 miles upstrem from the atlantic ocean.
Answered by zohra imam, 10 Jan '12 11:29 am

 
  
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Africa is called 'The Dark Continent'
Answered by klm, 09 Jan '12 09:20 pm

 
  
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Africa is dark continent due to complexion of the original inhabitants nor the absense of lights
Answered by vijay, 09 Jan '12 08:06 pm

 
  
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Africa
Answered by kamal purohit, 09 Jan '12 07:07 pm

 
  
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Africa is known as dark continent not because of the complexion of people, but because not much is known about it to the world around
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 09 Jan '12 07:07 pm

 
  
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Africa ... dense forrests no light
Answered by Prem Malhotra, 09 Jan '12 06:57 pm

 
  
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Africa
Answered by raghav, 09 Jan '12 06:57 pm

 
  
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Sub-saharan Africa
Answered by Kaiya, 09 Jan '12 06:57 pm

 
  
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