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|residents=* [[Hassan Mostafa]]
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'''Africa''' is a continent south of [[Europe]].
 
   
==Magical Creatures and Plants==
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'''Africa''' is a continent in the eastern hemisphere. The known wizarding nations that comprise it are [[Benin]], [[Burkina Faso]], [[Chad]], [[Congo]], [[Egypt]], [[Ethiopia]], [[Ivory Coast]], [[Mauritius]], [[Nigeria]], [[Tanzania]], [[Togo]], [[Uganda]] and [[Zaire]].
*[[Abyssinia]] is a historical name for [[Ethiopia]], and the home of the [[Shrivelfig|Abyssinian Shrivelfig]]
 
*The [[Tebo]] is native to [[Congo]] and [[Zaire]].
 
*[[Mauritius]] is a small island to the east of Madagascar, famous to Muggles and wizards for being the home of the [[Diricawl]], or Dodo, as [[Muggle]]s called it.
 
*The [[Erumpent]], [[Nundu]], [[Fwooper]], [[Runespoor]] and [[Streeler]] are all native to Africa.
 
   
==Magical Games and Sports==
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==Magical community==
*Ethiopia is a [[Quidditch]] proud nation thanks to its team in Gimbi, the [[Gimbi Giant-Slayers]], a [[Quidditch]] team that has won the All-Africa Cup twice.
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The Beninese city of [[Bohicon]], the Burkinabé capital city of [[Ouagadougou]], the Egyptian capital city of [[Cairo]], the Ethiopian city of [[Gimbi]], the Tanzanian city of [[Sumbawanga]], the Togolese city of [[Tchamba]] and the Ugandan city of [[Patonga]] along with the [[Mountains of the Moon]] are the known locations that house the African wizarding community.
*It has been known for [[Quidditch]] Referees to turn up in the [[wikipedia:Sahara Desert|Sahara Desert]]. (This is because [[Quidditch]] players turned their [[broomsticks|brooms]] into portkeys.)
 
*Sumbawanga is a city in Tanzania, and is the home of the [[Sumbawanga Sunrays]], a popular [[Quidditch]] team known for its famous formation looping.
 
*Tchamba is a small city in centre of Togo, home to the [[Tchamba Charmers]], the "masters of the reverse pass."
 
*Uganda is the premier [[Quidditch]] Playing nation in Africa, and its prominent team, the [[Patonga Proudsticks]] competed in the recent [[Quidditch World Cup]].
 
   
==Curiosities==
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==Magical government==
*Burkina Faso is a small country in western Africa. It has its own [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]], and the [[Runespoor]] is native to this country. [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] supposedly stopped a series of attacks in its capital Ouagadougou.
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The only known magical government body in the continent is the [[Burkinabé Ministry of Magic]].
*[[Egypt]] is the earliest place where [[magic]] is recorded. It was integrated into society and [[wizards]] were held in esteem. Egyptian [[wizards]] put curses on Tombs, which [[Curse Breaker]]s for [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts]] try to break. [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]'s brother, [[William Weasley|Bill]] worked there as a Curse Breaker for [[Gringotts Wizarding Bank|Gringotts Bank]] before taking a desk job in [[London]]. The [[Weasley family]] visited him while he was there, and toured the Pyramids. [[Phoenix]]es and [[Sphinx]]es are native to [[Egypt]]. Hassan Mostafa, the referee for the final of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, was from Egypt. That is also where [[Peter Pettigrew|Scabbers]] was photographed for a newspaper on that same tour, leading to [[Sirius Black]]'s escape, and upon learning of the escape he begins to look ill.
 
   
==Locations in Africa==
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==Magical education==
* [[Abyssinia]]
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[[Uagadou]], one of the [[Wizarding school#Known wizarding schools|eleven wizarding schools]], is located in the [[Mountains of the Moon]] of [[Uganda]]. It is the largest of all wizarding schools, and it takes students from all over the continent.
* [[Bohicon]]
 
* [[Burkina Faso]]
 
* [[Congo]]
 
* [[Egypt]]
 
** [[Cairo]]
 
* [[Ethiopia]]
 
* [[Sahara Desert]]
 
* [[Sumbawanga]]
 
* Tchamba
 
* Uganda
 
   
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It is known that other smaller schools in Africa have come and gone.
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==Magical games and sports==
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* The [[Gimbi Giant-Slayers]], an Ethiopian [[Quidditch team]], has won the All-Africa Cup twice.
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* The [[Sumbawanga Sunrays]], a Tanzanian Quidditch team, are very popular and famous for their looping formations.
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* The [[Tchamba Charmers]], a Togolese Quidditch team, are known as the "masters of the reverse pass".
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* The [[Patonga Proudsticks]], a Ugandan Quidditch team, are the most noteworthy team in Africa.
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==Magical creatures and plants==
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===Creatures===
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* [[Diricawl]]
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* [[Erumpent]]
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* [[Fwooper]]
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* [[Nundu]]
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* [[Phoenix]]
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* [[Runespoor]]
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* [[Sphinx]]
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* [[Streeler]]
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* [[Tebo]]
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===Plants===
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* [[Shrivelfig|Abyssinian shrivelfig]]
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==Magical history==
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* In [[1991]], [[Oliver Wood]] tells [[Harry Potter]] about a [[Unidentified Quidditch referee|Quidditch referee]] who was transported to the [[wikipedia:Sahara Desert|Sahara Desert]] during a match. This is because someone in the crowd turned his [[broomstick]] into a [[Portkey]].
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* In [[1992]], [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] claimed that he supposedly stopped a series of attacks in [[Ouagadougou]], the capital city of [[Burkina Faso]].
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* In [[1993]], the [[Weasley family]] went on a trip to visit [[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]] in Egypt.
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* In [[1994]], during the summer holidays, [[Hermione Granger]] mentioned Africa as a possible hiding place for [[Sirius Black]], noting "[[Hedwig]]'s not going to manage that journey in a few days," when [[Harry Potter]] was eager for a response to a [[Harry Potter's letter to Sirius Black (1994) I|letter]] he sent to him.<ref name="GF10">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'', Chapter 10 - (''Mayhem at the Ministry'')</ref>
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* [[Egypt]] is the earliest place where [[magic]] is recorded. In its society, wizards and witches were held in high esteem.
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{Comment|Mentioned in the word African}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{Comment|Mentioned in the word African}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' {{Mention}}
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*[[Harry Potter: The Character Vault]] (mentioned only)
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==Notes and references==
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{{Reflist}}
   
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[[Category:Continents]]
 
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[[Category:Locations (real-world)]]
 
[[Category:Locations (real-world)]]

Latest revision as of 21:45, March 29, 2016

Africa is a continent in the eastern hemisphere. The known wizarding nations that comprise it are Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Mauritius, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zaire.

Magical communityEdit

The Beninese city of Bohicon, the Burkinabé capital city of Ouagadougou, the Egyptian capital city of Cairo, the Ethiopian city of Gimbi, the Tanzanian city of Sumbawanga, the Togolese city of Tchamba and the Ugandan city of Patonga along with the Mountains of the Moon are the known locations that house the African wizarding community.

Magical governmentEdit

The only known magical government body in the continent is the Burkinabé Ministry of Magic.

Magical educationEdit

Uagadou, one of the eleven wizarding schools, is located in the Mountains of the Moon of Uganda. It is the largest of all wizarding schools, and it takes students from all over the continent.

It is known that other smaller schools in Africa have come and gone.

Magical games and sportsEdit

Magical creatures and plantsEdit

CreaturesEdit

PlantsEdit

Magical historyEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 10 - (Mayhem at the Ministry)

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