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The regional divisions of the African super-region.
Africa super-region
Egypt region
Guinea region
Horn of Africa region
Maghreb region
Niger region
Sahel region
Central Africa region
East Africa region
Kongo region
South Africa region


The Northern African regions are part of the Africa super-region. The area is heavily populated although there are more than a handful of uncolonized provinces along its southwestern coast which can be used by the European powers as a stepping stone to get to far lands of the Americas. The area houses the Maghrebi nations in the northwest who cause grief and anguish to the European nations around them due to their ongoing coastal raids. In the northeast can be found the resident super-power, the Mamluks Mamluks, although they are too busy most of the time with the creeping threat from the north in the form of the Ottomans Ottomans.

There is an ongoing religious war in the southern parts. In time, the Sunni Islam Sunni nations will mange to remove the Fetishist Fetishist religion from the southwestern provinces. The question remains whether they'll be able to do the same to the Coptic.png Coptic nations who are still holding on in the southeast.

The break-down of the Africa super-region is as follows:

Government types

  • Government monarchy.png Monarchy government forms in the northern and eastern parts (mainly Iqta and Despotic Monarchy).
  • Government tribal.png Tribal government forms in the central and western parts (mostly Tribal Despotism and Tribal Monarchy).
  • The occasional Government theocracy.png Theocracy can be found sporadically.

Religions

  • Sunni Islam Sunni is the dominant religion in these parts (with the occasional Ibadi Islam Ibadi and Shiite Islam Shia).
  • Coptic.png Coptic in the eastern part (along with the only Jewish.png Jewish province in the game).
  • Fetishist Fetishist in the southwestern part.

Technology groups

  • Muslim technology group Muslim in the northern part (mostly).
  • East African technology group East African in the eastern part.
  • West African technology group West African in the central and western parts.

Culture groups

  • Maghrebi and Levantine in the northern part.
  • Cushitic and Sudanese in the eastern part.
  • Mande, Sahelian and West African in the central and western parts.

Formable / Reformable nations[edit]

Some of these nations don't exist at the 1444 campaign start. They can appear if another nation chooses to form them.

Revolter nations[edit]

These nations don't exist and also lack cores at the 1444 campaign start. They can still appear if Separatist rebels.png Separatist rebels manage to take control of their cultural provinces.


Regional Nations


Egypt region[edit]

Nubian ideas
Notes:

For countries with Nubian as primary culture.


Traditions.png Traditions:

+10% National tax modifier
+1 Diplomatic relations

Goods produced modifier.png The Nile

+10% Goods produced modifier

Stability cost modifier.png Nubian Heritage

−10% Stability cost modifier

Hostile attrition.png Warriors of the Sahara Desert

+1 Attrition for enemies

Merchant steering towards inland.png Encourage Long-Distance Trade

+10% Caravan power

Missionary strength.png Nubian Religious Unity

+2% Missionary strength

Cavalry power.png Desert Cavalry

+10% Cavalry combat ability

Fort maintenance modifier.png Fortified Strongholds

−10% Fort maintenance modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambitions:

−10% Land maintenance modifier

Notes: This region holds provinces necessary for forming Arabia Arabia and Egypt Egypt. The province of Alexandria (358) is of religious importance for Coptic.png Coptic and Orthodoxy Orthodox nations.

State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
Makuria.png Makuria Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Shiite Islam Shia East African technology group East African Idea unlock Nubian Sudanese (Nubian) Dongola (1228)
The Mamluks.png Mamluks Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea bonus.png Mamluk Levantine (Egyptian) Cairo (361) Guaranteeing Cyprus Cyprus and Hejaz Hejaz

Guinea region[edit]

West African ideas
Notes:

For non-unique West African countries other than Katsina, Kano, Hausa and Zazzau


Traditions.png Traditions:

+15% National manpower modifier
+20% Looting speed

Advisor pool.png Griot Tradition

+1 Possible advisors

Goods produced modifier.png Salt Caravans

+10% Goods produced modifier

Trade power.png Kola Nuts

+10% Global trade power

Religious unity.png Ancestors and Crescent

+20% Religious unity

Cavalry cost.png Royal Stables

−10% Cavalry cost

Trade efficiency.png The Great River

+5% Trade efficiency
−25% Envoy travel time

Accepted culture threshold.png Maintain Minor Kings

−10% Accepted culture threshold

Idea bonus.png Ambitions:

+1 Diplomat
State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
Benin.png Benin Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Fetishist Fetishist West African technology group West African Idea bonus.png Beninese West African (Yorumba) Benin (1147)
Jolof.png Jolof Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni West African technology group West African Idea unlock West African Sahelian (Senegambian) Wolof (1116)
Kaabu.png Kaabu Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Fetishist Fetishist West African technology group West African Idea unlock West African Sahelian (Senegambian) Gabu (1114)
  • Releasable by Mali Mali
  • Available by date (1537)

Horn of Africa region[edit]

Generic ideas
Notes:

Generic Ideas for all countries that don't have one of the other groups.


Traditions.png Traditions:

−10% Stability cost modifier
−10% Advisor costs

Discipline.png Preserve our troops

+2.5% Discipline

National tax modifier.png Tax Reform

+5% National tax modifier

Mercenary maintenance.png Regulated Contracts

−10% Mercenary maintenance

Trade power.png Contract Law

+5% Global trade power

National manpower modifier.png Peasant levy

+5% National manpower modifier

Trade steering.png Mercantile Status

+5% Trade steering

Production efficiency.png Strengthening Land Tenure

+5% Production efficiency

Idea bonus.png Ambitions:

+10% National tax modifier
Nubian ideas
Notes:

For countries with Nubian as primary culture.


Traditions.png Traditions:

+10% National tax modifier
+1 Diplomatic relations

Goods produced modifier.png The Nile

+10% Goods produced modifier

Stability cost modifier.png Nubian Heritage

−10% Stability cost modifier

Hostile attrition.png Warriors of the Sahara Desert

+1 Attrition for enemies

Merchant steering towards inland.png Encourage Long-Distance Trade

+10% Caravan power

Missionary strength.png Nubian Religious Unity

+2% Missionary strength

Cavalry power.png Desert Cavalry

+10% Cavalry combat ability

Fort maintenance modifier.png Fortified Strongholds

−10% Fort maintenance modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambitions:

−10% Land maintenance modifier
Somali ideas
Notes:

For countries with Somali as primary culture.


Traditions.png Traditions:

+15% Trade steering
−10% Infantry cost

Light ship cost.png Maritime Heritage

−20% Light ship cost

Fort maintenance modifier.png Qalqads

−20% Fort maintenance

National manpower modifier.png Somali Clans

+15% National manpower modifier

Infantry power.png Offensive Warfare

+10% Infantry combat ability

Trade efficiency.png Indian Ocean Trade

+10% Trade efficiency

Light ship power.png Corsairs of the Red Sea

+10% Light ship combat ability

Advisor cost.png Arab and Persian Influx

−10% Advisor cost

Idea bonus.png Ambitions:

+20% Land force limit modifier

Notes: The province of Semien (2771) is the only Jewish.png Jewish province in the game.

State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
Adal.png Adal Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Somali Cushitic (Somali) Harer (1211)
Ajuuraan.png Ajuuraan Government theocracy.png Theocracy Sunni Islam Sunni East African technology group East African Idea bonus.png Ajuuraan Cushitic (Somali) Merca (2775) Overlord of Mogadishu Mogadishu
Alodia.png Alodia Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Coptic.png Coptic East African technology group East African Idea unlock Nubian Sudanese (Nubian) Soba (2798)
Aussa.png Aussa Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni East African technology group East African Idea unlock Somali Cushitic (Somali) Ausa (2764) Available by date (1573)
Ethiopia.png Ethiopia Government monarchy.png Despotic Monarchy Coptic.png Coptic East African technology group East African Idea bonus.png Ethiopian Cushitic (Amhara) Gonder (1224)
Funj.png Funj Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni East African technology group East African Idea unlock Nubian Sudanese (Nubian) Gezira (1222) Available by date (1503) or event
Geledi.png Geledi Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni East African technology group East African Idea unlock Somali Cushitic (Somali) Afgooye (2776) Available by date (1730)
Harar.png Harar Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni East African technology group East African Idea unlock Somali Cushitic (Somali) Harer (1211)
  • Releasable by Adal Adal
  • Available by date (1559)
Hobyo.png Hobyo Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni East African technology group East African Idea unlock Somali Cushitic (Somali) Hobyo (2783)
  • Releasable by Ajuuraan Ajuuraan
  • Available by date (1650)
Kaffa.png Kaffa Government monarchy.png Despotic Monarchy Coptic.png Coptic East African technology group East African Idea unlock Generic Cushitic (Sidamo) Kaffa (2757)
Majeerteen.png Majeerteen Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni East African technology group East African Idea unlock Somali Cushitic (Somali) Hafun (2788)
  • Releasable by Marehan Marehan
  • Available by date (1650)
Marehan.png Marehan Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni East African technology group East African Idea unlock Somali Cushitic (Somali) Galkayo (2784)
Medri Bahri.png Medri Bahri Government monarchy.png Despotic Monarchy Coptic.png Coptic East African technology group East African Idea bonus.png Medri Bahri Cushitic (Tigray) Mendefera (2766)
Mogadishu.png Mogadishu Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni East African technology group East African Idea bonus.png Mogadishan Cushitic (Somali) Mogadishu (1205) Vassal of Ajuuraan Ajuuraan
Semien.png Semien Government monarchy.png Despotic Monarchy Jewish.png Jewish Muslim technology group Muslim Idea bonus.png Semien Cushitic (Amhara) Semien (2771) Releasable by Ethiopia Ethiopia
Warsangali.png Warsangali Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni East African technology group East African Idea unlock Somali Cushitic (Somali) Las Khorey (2789)

Maghreb region[edit]

Berber ideas
Notes:

For all countries in the Maghrebi culture group.


Traditions.png Traditions:

May raid coasts
+50% Hostile core-creation cost on us

Naval forcelimit.png Barbary Pirates

+25% Naval force limit modifier

Hostile attrition.png Desert Warfare

+1 Attrition for enemies

Trade efficiency.png Trans-Saharan Trade

+10% Trade efficiency
+10% Caravan power

Navy tradition.png Corsairs

+1 Yearly navy tradition
+10% Privateer efficiency

Cavalry power.png Tuareg Cavalry

+10% Cavalry combat ability
+10% Looting speed

Diplomatic upkeep.png Dual Diplomacy

+1 Diplomatic relations

Galley power.png The Brothers Barbarossa

+20% Galley combat ability

Idea bonus.png Ambitions:

+10% Global trade power

Notes: This region contains 4 reformable nations.

State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
Algiers.png Algiers Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Berber Maghrebi (Algerian) Mitidja (338)
Djerid.png Djerid Government tribal.png Tribal Federation Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Berber Maghrebi (Tunisian) Gafsa (352)
Fez.png Fez Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Berber Maghrebi (Moroccan) Fez (343)
  • Releasable by Morocco Morocco
  • Available by date (1472)
Fezzan.png Fezzan Government tribal.png Tribal Federation Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Berber Maghrebi (Tunisian) Fezzan (2448) Guaranteed by Tunis Tunis
Kabylia.png Kabylia Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Berber Maghrebi (Berber) Kabylia (339)
  • Releasable by Tunis Tunis
  • Available by date (1510)
Morocco.png Morocco Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Berber Maghrebi (Moroccan) Fez (343)
Mzab.png Mzab Government theocracy.png Theocracy Ibadi Islam Ibadi Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Berber Maghrebi (Berber) Mzab (2457)
Sus.png Sus Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Berber Maghrebi (Berber) Sus (348)
  • Releasable by Morocco Morocco
  • Available by date (1472)
Tafilalt.png Tafilalt Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Berber Maghrebi (Moroccan) Tafilalt (346)
Tlemcen.png Tlemcen Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Berber Maghrebi (Berber) Tlemcen (336)
Touggourt.png Touggourt Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Berber Maghrebi (Algerian) Touggourt (2456)
Tripoli.png Tripoli Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Berber Maghrebi (Tunisian) Tripoli (354)
  • Releasable by Fezzan Fezzan and Tunis Tunis
  • Available by date (1546)
Tunis.png Tunis Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Berber Maghrebi (Tunisian) Tunis (341) Guaranteeing Fezzan Fezzan

Niger region[edit]

Hausan ideas
Notes:

For Katsina, Kano, Zazzau & Hausa (countries with Hausa as primary culture).


Traditions.png Traditions:

+1 Diplomat
+10% Domestic trade power

Diplomatic upkeep.png Heirs of Bayajida

+1 Diplomatic relations

Prestige.png Regnal Chronicles

+1 Yearly prestige

Production efficiency.png Sarakunan Babba

+10% Production efficiency

Merchant steering towards inland.png Sarakunan Kasuwa

+20% Caravan power

Defensiveness.png Sarkin Yaki

+15% Fort defense

Build cost.png Sarkin Bayi

−10% Build cost

Technology cost.png Borno Refugees

−5% Technology cost

Idea bonus.png Ambitions:

−10% Development cost
West African ideas
Notes:

For non-unique West African countries other than Katsina, Kano, Hausa and Zazzau


Traditions.png Traditions:

+15% National manpower modifier
+20% Looting speed

Advisor pool.png Griot Tradition

+1 Possible advisors

Goods produced modifier.png Salt Caravans

+10% Goods produced modifier

Trade power.png Kola Nuts

+10% Global trade power

Religious unity.png Ancestors and Crescent

+20% Religious unity

Cavalry cost.png Royal Stables

−10% Cavalry cost

Trade efficiency.png The Great River

+5% Trade efficiency
−25% Envoy travel time

Accepted culture threshold.png Maintain Minor Kings

−10% Accepted culture threshold

Idea bonus.png Ambitions:

+1 Diplomat

Notes: This region holds provinces necessary for forming Sokoto Sokoto.

State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
Ashanti.png Ashanti Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Animism Animist West African technology group West African Idea bonus.png Ashanti West African (Aka) Kumasi (1138) Available by date (1500)
Bonoman.png Bonoman Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Fetishist Fetishist West African technology group West African Idea unlock West African West African (Aka) Bonoman (2254)
Dagbon.png Dagbon Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Fetishist Fetishist West African technology group West African Idea unlock West African West African (Dagomba) Dagbon (2256)
Dahomey.png Dahomey Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Fetishist Fetishist West African technology group West African Idea bonus.png Dahomey West African (Fon) Abomey (1140)
Fulo.png Fulo Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Animism Animist West African technology group West African Idea unlock West African Sahelian (Fulani) Tekrur (2237) Available by date (1490)
Hausa.png Hausa Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Fetishist Fetishist West African technology group West African Idea unlock Hausan Sahelian (Hausa) Kebbi (2278)
  • Releasable by Songhai Songhai
  • Available by date (1515)
Jenné.png Jenné Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni West African technology group West African Idea unlock West African Mande (Bozo) Jenne (1134)
Kano.png Kano Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Fetishist Fetishist West African technology group West African Idea unlock Hausan Sahelian (Hausa) Kano (1155)
Katsina.png Katsina Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni West African technology group West African Idea unlock Hausan Sahelian (Hausa) Katsina (1149)
Kong.png Kong Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni West African technology group West African Idea unlock West African Mande (Dyola) Kong (1125)
Mali.png Mali Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni West African technology group West African Idea bonus.png Malian Mande (Mali) Joma (1124)
Mossi.png Mossi Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Fetishist Fetishist West African technology group West African Idea bonus.png Mossi West African (Mossi) Wagadugu (1137)
Nupe.png Nupe Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni West African technology group West African Idea unlock West African West African (Nupe) Nupe (1145)
Oyo.png Oyo Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Fetishist Fetishist West African technology group West African Idea unlock West African West African (Yorumba) Ife (1146)
Segu.png Segu Government monarchy.png Despotic Monarchy Fetishist Fetishist West African technology group West African Idea unlock West African Mande (Mali) Sibirdugu (2249)
  • Available by date (1620)
  • Primary nation of Mande (Bambara)
Yatenga.png Yatenga Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Fetishist Fetishist West African technology group West African Idea bonus.png Mossi West African (Mossi) Yatenga (1135)
  • Releasable by Mossi Mossi
  • Available by date (1540)
Zazzau.png Zazzau Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Fetishist Fetishist West African technology group West African Idea unlock Hausan Sahelian (Hausa) Zazzau (1154)

Sahel region[edit]

Nubian ideas
Notes:

For countries with Nubian as primary culture.


Traditions.png Traditions:

+10% National tax modifier
+1 Diplomatic relations

Goods produced modifier.png The Nile

+10% Goods produced modifier

Stability cost modifier.png Nubian Heritage

−10% Stability cost modifier

Hostile attrition.png Warriors of the Sahara Desert

+1 Attrition for enemies

Merchant steering towards inland.png Encourage Long-Distance Trade

+10% Caravan power

Missionary strength.png Nubian Religious Unity

+2% Missionary strength

Cavalry power.png Desert Cavalry

+10% Cavalry combat ability

Fort maintenance modifier.png Fortified Strongholds

−10% Fort maintenance modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambitions:

−10% Land maintenance modifier
West African ideas
Notes:

For non-unique West African countries other than Katsina, Kano, Hausa and Zazzau


Traditions.png Traditions:

+15% National manpower modifier
+20% Looting speed

Advisor pool.png Griot Tradition

+1 Possible advisors

Goods produced modifier.png Salt Caravans

+10% Goods produced modifier

Trade power.png Kola Nuts

+10% Global trade power

Religious unity.png Ancestors and Crescent

+20% Religious unity

Cavalry cost.png Royal Stables

−10% Cavalry cost

Trade efficiency.png The Great River

+5% Trade efficiency
−25% Envoy travel time

Accepted culture threshold.png Maintain Minor Kings

−10% Accepted culture threshold

Idea bonus.png Ambitions:

+1 Diplomat
State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
Air.png Air Government tribal.png Tribal Federation Sunni Islam Sunni West African technology group West African Idea bonus.png Air Sahelian (Tuareg) Air (2274)
Darfur.png Darfur Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Shiite Islam Shia East African technology group East African Idea unlock Nubian Sudanese (Nubian) Darfur (1219) Available by date (1596)
Kanem Bornu.png Kanem Bornu Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni West African technology group West African Idea bonus.png Kanem Bornuan Sahelian (Kanuri) Borno (1157)
Macina.png Macina Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni West African technology group West African Idea unlock West African Mande (Soninke) Wagadu (2245)
Songhai.png Songhai Government monarchy.png Despotic Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni West African technology group West African Idea bonus.png Songhai Mande (Songhai) Gao (1133)
Timbuktu.png Timbuktu Government tribal.png Tribal Federation Sunni Islam Sunni West African technology group West African Idea unlock West African Sahelian (Tuareg) Timbuktu (1132)
Yao.png Yao Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni West African technology group West African Idea unlock West African Sahelian (Bilala) Yao (2288)

Notes: The data in the tables derive from first availability; meaning, if a nation is picked in other time points it may have a different government, religion, capital and in some cases even other national ideas. To view the default (game-file) values of a nation see Country descriptions list. The order of availability is: [1] 1444 start, [2] 1444 releasable nations, [3] first sighting in later dates. Also worth noting, [4] If a specific region isn't mentioned that's due to it not being any nation's home region (containing a nation's capital), [5] some names may seem different due to localisation being turned off (for consistency reasons).