How did the portuguese explorers refer to the southern coast of west Africa?
The gold Coast
Da Gama had three major voyages: From Portugal, around the southern coast of Africa, along the western coast of Africa, and on to India. From Portugal, through the western Atlantic east of Brazil, around the Southern tip of Africa, up the western coast of Africa, and on to India. From Portugal to India where he had been appointed Viceroy by the new Portuguese King (he died there after contracting Malaria)
Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460), Royal Patron of Explorers, was a ... Henrysent many sailing expeditions down Africa's west coast, but did not go on ... of Africa tofind the limits of the Muslim world (in order to defeat the Muslims), ... Prince Henry the governor of the province of Algarve (on Portugal's southern coast)
East Africa is exactly that, the East coast of the African continent. It normally refers to the coastline from the Horn of Africa and southwards to the coast of Mozambique (although the east coast of South Africa and Transkei are technically included). Portions above the Horn of Africa generally get included into "North Africa" just as the east coast of South Africa is sometimes lumped into "Southern Africa". The East Coast of Africa is bordered…