... called the continent Libya and the Romans to have called it Africa, perhaps from the Latin aprica ("sunny"), or the Greek aphrike ("without cold"). The name Africa, however, was chiefly applied to the northern coast of the continent, which was, in... Hydrology and Water Resources of Africaby M. Shahin - 2002 - 659 pagesNo preview available
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Princeton Review - Education - 2005 - 681 pages
...northern coast of the continent, which was, in effect, regarded as a southern extension of Europe. The Romans, who for a time ruled the North African coast, are also said to have called the area south of their settlements Afriga, or the Land of the Afrigs— the name of a Berber community...