Afro-Eurasie,[1] forby Afrasie,[2] Eurafrasie[2] or Eufrasie,[3] is the lairgest landmass on Yird. It mey be defined as a supercontinent, wi the term bein a portmanteau o its constituent pairts Africae an Eurasie (further dividit intae Europe an Asie) which are jyned thegither at the Isthmus o Suez.[4] Afro-Eurasie encompasses 84,980,532 square kilometers an haes a population o approximately 6 billion fowk, or roughly 85% o the warld population.[5] It is forby kent as the Auld Warld, as opposed tae the Americas, Antarctica an Oceanie, which are kent as the New Warld.

Afro-Eurasia (orthographic projection) political.svg
Aurie84,980,532 km2
Population6,000,000,000 (2013)


  1. Frank, Andre G. (1998), ReORIENT: Global Economy in the Asian Age, University of California Press, ISBN 978-0-520-21474-3
  2. a b For example, Henry Field uses both terms in The University of California African Expedition: I, Egypt. American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 50, No. 3, Part 1 (Jul. - Sep., 1948), pp. 479-493.
  3. Vincent Capdepuy, 2011, Un espace : l'Eufrasie Archived 2014-09-11 at the Wayback Machine, M@ppemonde, N°104
  4. R. W. McColl, ed. (2005, Golson Books Ltd.). 'continents' - Encyclopedia of World Geography, Volume 1. p. 215. ISBN 9780816072293. Retrieved 2012-06-26. And since Africa and Asia are connected at the Suez Peninsula, Europe, Africa, and Asia are sometimes combined as Afro-Eurasia or Eurafrasia. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  5. Based upon population estimates for 2007 cited in a UN report, World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision (Highlights).