Easy way to Memorize the 53 Countries of Africa

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There are 53 independent countries in Africa and it’s a lot to memorize, especially if you’re cramming for a test. The easiest way to memorize all of the countries names is with a mneumonic device.

Mneumonic devices help you memorize loads of information in a way that makes it make sense to you. You’ve probably already heard the device that helps you to memorize the planets, “My Very Egnoramous Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.” That particular example replaces the name of the planets by keeping the first letter of each planet and creating a sentence that makes sense. This is the same way you’ll memorize the 53 countries.

The 53 countries in alphabetical order are: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwana, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Since there are so many countries, they will be easier to memorize if put into short sentences. Keeping the new words as close to the country names, here is the mneumonic:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde: Algae And Ben Bought Birkenstocks Fast, But Cameron’s Green Cape* Centralized Africa’s Republic. *Please note that Verde means green in Spanish.

Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti: Chad’s coma conned (the) Ivory Coast Diligently.

Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea: Eggs Everywhere Go Eccentric.

Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana: Ethel Got Good Grades.

Guinea, Guinea-Bissau: Good Grief Boys.

Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar: Kent (and) Lois Lane Live (in) Manhattan.

Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius: Ma Ma Married Maurice.

Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia: Moroccos Make Noise.

Niger, Nigeria, Rwana, Sao Tome and Principe: Never Never Run (with) Scissors To (the) Potty.

Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa: Several Snakes Slither Somewhere (to) South Africa.

Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe: Suddenly Swayze Takes To-go To (the) Zoo Zoo.

Some of these sentences may seem very silly and absurd, but this is also just an example of how you can memorize. Feel free to modify these sentences to help yourself memorize the countries. After all, you’re the one who has to memorize all of the countries, so it should be something that makes sense to you. Good luck and happy memorization!

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