Africa is home to over 1 billion people who speak over 1,500 different languages. One in every four of the world’s language is spoken only in Africa.
- Africa also has the world’s largest desert, Sahara, which is nearly as big as the USA!
- Africa has the world’s longest river, the Nile (4,132 miles). The Nile runs through 11 countries in Africa.
- Between 1525 and 1866, 12.5 million Africans were kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Americas.