These Amazing Maps Show the True Diversity of Africa

Africa is not a country. It's an entire continent filled with an amazing, unparalleled diversity of languages, peoples and nations, some of the latter among the most heavily urbanized places on the entire planet. There are an estimated 1,000 to 2,000 languages spoken across Africa and the world's 20 most ethnically diverse countries are all African.

These maps from Harvard's AfricaMap project illustrate just how diverse the African continent really is, including its thousands of languages and ethnic groups, incredible biodiversity and the locations of its most urbanized areas.

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