African

[ af-ri-kuh n ]
/ ˈæf rɪ kən /

adjective

Also Africa. of or from Africa; belonging to the black peoples of Africa

noun

a native or inhabitant of Africa.
(loosely) a black or other person of African ancestry.

Origin of African

< Latin Āfricānus, equivalent to Āfric(us) Afric + -ānus -an; compare Middle English Aufrican, Old English Africanas (nominative plural)

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African
/ (ˈæfrɪkən) /

adjective

denoting or relating to Africa or any of its peoples, languages, nations, etc

noun

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
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