There is great diversity in Africa, and there are many different native people groups. Many of these people groups have their own languages, and there are well over a thousand languages recognized on the African continent. Because of this, the African continent has the highest level of multilingualism in the world.
- Africa and Europe are separated by less than 9 miles at the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates Spain from Morocco.
- Africa is the world’s oldest populated area. Archaeologists have found evidence that the human species has lived on the continent for roughly 7 million years!