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Abacha, Sani (1943)

Abani, Chris (1966)

Abar (fl. seventh century BCE)

Abba, Bagibo I (1802)

Abba, Jifar II (1861)

Abba, Jobir (1900)

ʿAbbas Hilmi II (1874)

Abbas, Ferhat (1899)

Abbe, Gubegna (1933)

ʿAbd al-ʿAziz, Muhammad (1947)

ʿAbd al-Karim (fl. late sixteenth–mid-seventeenth century)

ʿAbd al-Muʾmin (1163)

ʿAbd al-Nasir, Jamal

ʿAbd al-Rahman ibn Ahmad Bukr (1725)

ʿAbd al-Rahman, ʿAʾishah (1913)

ʿAbd al-Raziq, Ali (1888)

ʿAbd al-Wahhab, Muhammad (1910)

ʿAbd, al-Hamid ben Badis (1889)

ʿAbd, al-Malik I (1541)

ʿAbd, al-Rahman al-Mahdi (1885)

ʿAbdalla, Abdilatif (1946)

Abdallah, al-Ghalib (1517)

ʿAbdallah, Jammaʿ (1482)

Abdallahi, Muhammad al-Taʾaishi (1846)

ʿAbdel-Kader (1808)

Abderrahman, El Majdoub (1506)

ʿAbduh, Muhammad (1849)

Abdul-Hayy, Muhammad (1944)

Abdulla, Muhammed Said (1918)

Abdurahman, Abdullah (1872)

Abebe, Bikila (1932)

Abiodun, Christiana.

Abiola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (1937)

Abo, Wassis Hortense Léonie (1945)

Aboubaker, Ibrahim Chehem (1810)

Aboulela, Leila (1964)

Abraham, Afewerki (1966)

Abrahams, Peter Henry (1919)

Abranches, Henrique (1932)

Abreha Tesemma (1901)

ʿAbu Yaʿqub Yusuf (1184)

ʿAbu Yaʿqub Yusuf (1307)

Abu Yusuf (1769)

Abu Yusuf Yaʿqub ibn ʿAbd al-Haqq (1286)

Abu Zayd, Nasr Hamid (1943)

Abu, al-Hasan ʿAli ibn Uthman (1297)

Abu, al-Qasim (c. 798–c. 871)

Abu, Bakr al-Maliki (1081)

Abu, Bakr ibn ʿAbd al-Rahman al-Khalwani (1040)

Abu, Bakr ibn ʿUmar (1087)

Abu, ʿInan Faris (1329)

Abu, Kamil Shuja (850–930)

Abu, Madyan (1115)

Abu, Mahasin Taghribirdi (1409)

Abu, Muhammad ʿAbd al-Haqq I

Abu, Muhammad ʿAbd al-Haqq II (1419)

Abu, Salih the Armenian (fl. fourteenth century)

Abu, Yahya ibn ʿAbd al-Haqq (1207)

Acheampong, Ignatius Kutu (1931)

Achebe, Chinua (1930)

Achmat, Adurrazack (1962)

Acholonu, Catherine Obianuju (1951)

Acogny, Germaine (1944)

Adandozan (1818)

Adda, Gladys (1921)

Ade Ajayi, Jacob Festus (1929)

Adé, King Sunny (1946)

Adherbal (ʿdrbʾl, Atarbas; first century bce)

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi (1977)

Adoula, Cyrille (1921)

Adrian, of Canterbury (c. 635–710)

Afewerk, Tekle (1932)

Afewerq, Gebre Iyesus (1868)

Afghani, Jamal al-Din Muhammad al- (1839)

Afigbo, Adiele Eberechukwu (1937)

Afonso, I (1543)

Afrax, Maxamed Dahir (1952)

African, Eve (c. 200,000 years before present)

Afrika, Tatamkhulu

Afua, Kobi (1815)

Agaja (1740)

Agatharchides, of Cnidus (fl. c. 200–140 BCE)

Agboyibo, Yawovi Madji (1943)

Agegnehu, Engida (1905–1950)

Ager, Gum (1941)

Aggrey, James Emman Kwegyir (1875)

Agonglo (1743)

Agualusa, José Eduardo (1960)

Ahhotep (1560–1530)

Ahidjo, Ahmadou (1924)

Ahmad, ʿAisha Musa (1905)

Ahmad, al-Bakkaʾi al-Kunti (1803)

Ahmad, Baba al-Massufi al-Tinbukti (1556)

Ahmad, Bey the Bosniak (1662)

Ahmad, Bukr (1722)

Ahmad, ibn al-Amin al-Shinqiti (1863)

Ahmad, ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi (1506)

Ahmad, Zaki Abu Shadi (1892)

Ahmed, Dini Ahmed (1930)

Ahmed, Ould Ahmed ʿAida (1861)