"Africa, Northern" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The geographical area of Africa comprising ALGERIA; EGYPT; LIBYA; MOROCCO; and TUNISIA. It includes also the vast deserts and oases of the Sahara. It is often referred to as North Africa, French-speaking Africa, or the Maghreb. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p856)
- Africa, Northern
- French Speaking Africa
- Northern Africa
- North Africa
- Africa, French-Speaking
- French-Speaking Africa
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