East Africa or Eastern Africa is the eastern region of the African continent, variably defined by geography. Due to colonial territories of the British East Africa Protectorate and German East Africa, the term East Africa is often (especially in the English language) used to specifically refer to the area now comprising the three countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. However, this has never been the convention in many other languages, where the term generally had a wider, strictly geographic context and therefore typically included Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.
- Ethiopia - Territory in northeast Africa, ruled since 1991 by the ye-Ītyōṗṗyā Fēdēralāwī Dīmōkrāsīyāwī Rīpeblīk
- Kenya - Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1964 by the Republic of Kenya
- Rwanda - Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1962 by the Repubulika y'u Rwanda
- Seychelles - Archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, ruled since 1976 by Repiblik Sesel
- Somalia - Territory in eastern Africa, nominally ruled since 1960 by the Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya
- Tanzania - Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1964 by the Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
- Uganda - Territory in east central Africa, ruled since 1962 by the Jamhuri ya Uganda
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "East Africa" as of 1 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.