- a native or inhabitant of Africa.
- (loosely) a black or other person of African ancestry.
Origin of African
Examples from the Web for african
Finally, we have a major film on civil rights in which African Americans are the heroes in their own story.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
The fact that many African Americans fear the police more than our white counterparts says our nation is still a work in progress.Obama Is Right on Race. The Media Is Wrong.
December 29, 2014
The Pew poll also found most African Americans expect relations between police and minorities will actually get worse.Dr. Howard Fuller's Injustice Education
December 21, 2014
Branch grew up in Queens, NY, the daughter of an African American man and a Japanese woman.Goodbye To A Natural Hair Guru: Miss Jessie's Cofounder Titi Branch Dead At 45
December 16, 2014
Much more common is the African American lesbian couple in the Deep South raising children at or below the poverty line.State of LGBT Rights: Married on Sunday, but Fired on Monday
December 14, 2014
To us in the North, the African is a comparatively negligible factor.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
Only three things could here interest these seasoned African travellers.
The hot, searching, stifling African day took possession of the world.
The sophisticated African has ceased to be surprised at anything a white man may do.
African animals are subject to these strange, blind panics, especially at night.
- denoting or relating to Africa or any of its peoples, languages, nations, etc
- a native, inhabitant, or citizen of any of the countries of Africa
- a member or descendant of any of the peoples of Africa, esp a Black person
Word Origin and History for african
Old English Africanas (plural), from Latin Africanus (adj.), from Africa (see Africa). Used of white residents of Africa from 1815; of black residents of the U.S. from 1790. As an adjective, by 1560s.