Covering over 20% of the Earth's surface,
Africa houses 12% of the world's population. The name Africa
is believed to stem from either; the Romans who took the name
from the Afri tribe, from the Semitic 'afar' meaning dust,
from the Latin 'aprica' meaning sunny, or from the Greek 'aphrike'
meaning without cold. There are thought to be over 2,060 languages
spoken in Africa and it is believed to be the continent, longest
inhabited by humans.