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Daily life in Africa

Africa is a huge continent and is home to a great variety of peoples, living in all kinds of environments, from desert and grassland to rainforest, from small villages to large cities.

The objects in the Africa section have been chosen from thousands of objects from Africa in the British Museum. Some of them are the kind of things still made in Africa, but many are very old, and are no longer in use by the people who live there.

A map of Africa