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I've wanted to scuba dive with sharks ever since I qualified as a PADI diver, back in 1994. I find them fascinating rather than scary. (I leave you to decide what that says about me.) Standing underwater in a cage…

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The Dictionary Project, Volume X: Africa, Central and South

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 26.

Today is also Day 2 of a look at Africa. This time: the Central and South portions of the continent. More European colonialism after the jump.

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The Dictionary Project, Volume X: Africa, Northern

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 25.

Much has changed in Africa since the time of this map and this dictionary, so I’m going to tackle it over two days. Day one: the northern part, above the western prominence. Trigger warning for European colonialism.

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