Africa super-region

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

Africa super-region in 1444 manages to be at a time heavily populated by many nations while still having many uncolonized provinces along its western and southern coasts. The super-region houses in separated pockets primitive nations along more advanced ones. It is often used - in the beginning - by European powers as a mere stepping stone to get to America or Asia before turning the focus onto it. Controlling the trade nodes along its coast lines ensures the flow of the rich Asian trade back to the old European power houses.

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

Government types

  • Several Government tribal.png Tribal government forms (mostly Tribal Despotism and Tribal Monarchy).
  • Several Government monarchy.png Monarchy forms (mainly Iqta and Despotic Monarchy).
  • The occasional Government theocracy.png Theocracy.

Religions

  • Mostly Sunni Islam Sunni all around (with the occasional Ibadi Islam Ibadi and Shiite Islam Shia).
  • Animism Animist and Shamanism Shamanist in the western and southwestern parts respectively.
  • Coptic.png Coptic in the northeastern part (along with the only Jewish.png Jewish province in the game).

Technology groups

  • Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan technology group in the central and western parts.
  • Muslim technology group Muslim technology group in the northern and northeastern parts.
  • Indian technology group Indian technology group along the eastern coast.

Culture groups

  • Maghrebi and Arabic in the northern part.
  • Cushitic and Sudanese in the northeastern part.
  • Sahelian, Mande and West African in the central and western parts.
  • African in the southern part.

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 mange to take control of their cultural provinces.

  • to be added


Regional Nations


Central Africa region[edit]

State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
Air.png Air Government tribal.png Tribal Federation Sunni Islam Sunni Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea bonus.png Air Sahelian (Tuareg) Air (2274)
Kanem Bornu.png Kanem Bornu Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea bonus.png Kanem Bornuan Sahelian (Kanuri) Borno (1157)
Yao.png Yao Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock West African Sahelian (Bilala) Yao (2288)

East Africa region[edit]

Swahili ideas
Notes:

For countries with Swahili as primary culture.


Traditions.png Traditions:

+25% Trade range
-20% Light ship cost

Trade efficiency.png Indian Ocean Trade

+10% Trade efficiency

Naval leader maneuver.png Monsoon Season

+1 Naval leader maneuver

Tolerance own.png Great Mosque of Kilwa

+1 Tolerance of true faith

Idea cost.png Indian Ocean Melting Pot

-5% Idea costs

Mercenary cost.png Recruit the Unbelievers

-20% Mercenary cost

Production efficiency.png Ivory Trade

+10% Production efficiency

Diplomatic reputation.png Familiar Presence Abroad

+1 Diplomatic reputation
+1 Diplomatic relations

Idea bonus.png Ambitions:

+10% Global trade power

Note: The nations in this region use sub-Saharan units although being part of the Indian technology group.

State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
Kilwa.png Kilwa Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni Indian technology group Indian Idea unlock Swahili African (Swahili) Kilwa (1196) Overlord of Sofala Sofala
Malindi.png Malindi Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni Indian technology group Indian Idea unlock Swahili African (Swahili) Malindi (1203)
Mombasa.png Mombasa Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni Indian technology group Indian Idea unlock Swahili African (Swahili) Mombasa (1202)
Mutapa.png Mutapa Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Animism Animist Indian technology group Indian Idea bonus.png Mutapan African (Shona) Zimbabwe (1184)
Pate.png Pate Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Ibadi Islam Ibadi Indian technology group Indian Idea unlock Swahili African (Swahili) Pate (2796)
Sofala.png Sofala Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni Indian technology group Indian Idea unlock Swahili African (Swahili) Sofala (1186) Vassal of Kilwa Kilwa

Egypt region[edit]

Note: This region holds provinces necessary for forming Arabia Arabia and Egypt Egypt.

State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
Makuria.png Makuria Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Shiite Islam Shia Muslim technology group Muslim 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 Arabic (Egyptian) Cairo (361) Guaranteeing Cyprus Cyprus and Hejaz Hejaz

Horn of Africa 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
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

Note: This region contains 3 nations available only at a later start date. This region holds 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 Indian technology group Indian Idea bonus.png Ajuuraan Cushitic (Somali) Merca (2775) Overlord of Mogadishu Mogadishu
Alodia.png Alodia Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Coptic.png Coptic Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Nubian Sudanese (Nubian) Soba (2798)
Aussa.png Aussa Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Somali Cushitic (Somali) Ausa (2764) Available by date (1573)
Darfur.png Darfur Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Shiite Islam Shia Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Nubian Sudanese (Nubian) Darfur (1219) Available by date (1596)
Ethiopia.png Ethiopia Government monarchy.png Despotic Monarchy Coptic.png Coptic Muslim technology group Muslim Idea bonus.png Ethiopian Cushitic (Amhara) Gonder (1224)
Funj.png Funj Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Nubian Sudanese (Nubian) Gezira (1222) Available by date (1503) or event
Geledi.png Geledi Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Somali Cushitic (Somali) Afgooye (2776) Available by date (1730)
Harar.png Harar Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni Muslim technology group Muslim 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 Indian technology group Indian 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 Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Generic Cushitic (Sidamo) Kaffa (2757)
Majeerteen.png Majeerteen Government monarchy.png Iqta Sunni Islam Sunni Indian technology group Indian 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 Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Somali Cushitic (Somali) Galkayo (2784)
Medri Bahri.png Medri Bahri Government monarchy.png Despotic Monarchy Coptic.png Coptic Muslim technology group Muslim Idea bonus.png Medri Bahri Cushitic (Tigray) Mendefera (2766)
Mogadishu.png Mogadishu Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni Indian technology group Indian 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 Muslim technology group Muslim Idea unlock Somali Cushitic (Somali) Las Khorey (2789)

Kongo region[edit]

Kongo ideas
Notes:

For Kongo, Loango and Ndongo
(countries with Kongolese as primary culture).


Traditions.png Traditions:

+10% Trade efficiency
-20% Land attrition

National tax modifier.png Kongolese Tax Exchange

+10% National tax modifier

Heir chance.png Election of Manikongos

+50% Chance of new heir

Mil tech cost modifier.png Imported European Weaponry

-10% Military technology cost

Diplomatic reputation.png Diplomacy With European Monarchs

+1 Diplomatic reputation
-25% Envoy travel time

Provincial trade power modifier.png The Triangle Trade

+10% Provincial trade power modifier
+5% Infantry combat ability

Production efficiency.png Foreign Demand For Slaves

+10% Production efficiency

Discipline.png Defend Against the Colonists

+5% Discipline

Idea bonus.png Ambitions:

+30% Better relations over time
State Government Religion Tech group National ideas Culture group Capital Notes
Kongo.png Kongo Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Shamanism Shamanist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock Kongo African (Kongolese) Mpemba (1170) Overlord of Loango Loango and Ndongo Ndongo
Loango.png Loango Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Shamanism Shamanist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock Kongo African (Kongolese) Loango (1166) Vassal of Kongo Kongo
Ndongo.png Ndongo Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Shamanism Shamanist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock Kongo African (Kongolese) Ndongo (1171) Vassal of Kongo Kongo

Maghreb region[edit]

Berber ideas
Notes:

For all countries in the Maghrebi culture group.


Traditions.png Traditions:

+50% Hostile core-creation cost on us
−10% Ship costs

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

Note: 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

West Africa 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

Note: This region contains 3 nations available only at a later start date. 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 Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea bonus.png Ashanti West African (Aka) Kumasi (1138) Available by date (1500)
Benin.png Benin Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Animism Animist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea bonus.png Beninese West African (Yorumba) Benin (1147)
Bonoman.png Bonoman Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Animism Animist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock West African West African (Aka) Bonoman (2254)
Dagbon.png Dagbon Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Animism Animist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock West African West African (Dagomba) Dagbon (2256)
Dahomey.png Dahomey Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Animism Animist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea bonus.png Dahomey West African (Fon) Abomey (1140)
Fulo.png Fulo Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Animism Animist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock West African Sahelian (Fulani) Tekrur (2237) Available by date (1490)
Hausa.png Hausa Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Animism Animist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan 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 Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock West African Mande (Bozo) Jenne (1134)
Jolof.png Jolof Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock West African Sahelian (Senegambian) Wolof (1116)
Kaabu.png Kaabu Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Animism Animist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock West African Sahelian (Senegambian) Gabu (1114)
  • Releasable by Mali Mali
  • Available by date (1537)
Kano.png Kano Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Animism Animist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock Hausan Sahelian (Hausa) Kano (1155)
Katsina.png Katsina Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock Hausan Sahelian (Hausa) Katsina (1149)
Kong.png Kong Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock West African Mande (Dyola) Kong (1125)
Macina.png Macina Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock West African Mande (Soninke) Wagadu (2245)
Mali.png Mali Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea bonus.png Malian Mande (Mali) Joma (1124)
Mossi.png Mossi Government tribal.png Tribal Monarchy Animism Animist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea bonus.png Mossi West African (Mossi) Wagadugu (1137)
Nupe.png Nupe Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Sunni Islam Sunni Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock West African West African (Nupe) Nupe (1145)
Oyo.png Oyo Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Animism Animist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock West African West African (Yorumba) Ife (1146)
Segu.png Segu Government monarchy.png Despotic Monarchy Animism Animist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock West African Mande (Mali) Sibirdugu (2249)
  • Available by date (1620)
  • Primary nation of Mande (Bambara)
Songhai.png Songhai Government monarchy.png Despotic Monarchy Sunni Islam Sunni Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea bonus.png Songhai Mande (Songhai) Gao (1133)
Timbuktu.png Timbuktu Government tribal.png Tribal Federation Sunni Islam Sunni Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock West African Sahelian (Tuareg) Timbuktu (1132)
Yatenga.png Yatenga Government tribal.png Tribal Despotism Animism Animist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan 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 Animism Animist Sub-Saharan technology group Sub-Saharan Idea unlock Hausan Sahelian (Hausa) Zazzau (1154)

Note: 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. 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).