Note: I am not from western Africa, nor have I ever visited. I know there's much more that
needs to be said! Here's an humble start.
This region generally includes:
This is a case where a map
would be really helpful. The only three landlocked nation
on this list are Mali
and Burkina Faso
. All the others share the western
. By my rough estimation eyeballing the map at
the countries in this list probably make up a fifth of the African coast. The northermost
countries are Mauritania, Mali and Niger. The easternmost are Niger and Nigeria.
Many of the nations of West Africa are renowned for their arts, inlcuding music and
dance. Some of the best djembe players in the world hail from western Africa.