Northwest Africa


Northwest Africa

Northwest Africa or Northwestern Africa is a variably defined region of North Africa. The term incorporates cardinal directions, and is used in various disciplines: geopolitics, archaeology, anthropology, meteoritics and genetics.

The countries and territories in Northwestern Africa include:

*Algeria
*Libya
*Morocco
*Mauritania
*Tunisia
*Western Sahara

The terms Maghreb, Barbary and Tamazgha are more or less synonymous with Northwestern Africa.


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