Northwest Africa is the northwestern part of Africa. The term Northwest Africa is commonly used in various disciplines : geo-politics, archaeology, anthropology and genetics. It is preferred over the utilisation of Maghreb possibly because of the perceived Arabocentrism of the term.
The countries and territories in Northwest Africa include:
" Barbary", "Maghreb" and " Tamazgha" are more or less synonymous with Northwest Africa.
|Regions of the World|
|Africa:||Central Africa | East Africa | Great Lakes | Guinea | Horn of Africa | North Africa | Maghreb | Northwest Africa | Sahel | Southern Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Sudan | West Africa|
|Americas:||Andean states | Caribbean | Central America | Great Lakes | Great Plains | Guianas | Latin America | North America | Northern America | Pacific Northwest | Patagonia | South America | Southern Cone|
|Eurasia:||Anatolia | Arabia | Asia | Balkans | Baltic region | Benelux | British Isles | Caucasus | Central Asia | Central Europe | East Asia | Eastern Europe | East Indies | Europe | Far East | Kurdistan | Levant | Mediterranean | Mesopotamia | Middle East | Near East | North Asia | Northern Europe | Scandinavia | South Asia | Southeast Asia | Southern Europe | Southwest Asia | Western Europe|
|Oceania:||Australasia | Melanesia | Micronesia | Polynesia | Pacific Rim|
|Polar:||Arctic | Antarctic|