[ af-ri-kan-uh, -kah-nuh, -key-nuh ]
/ ˌæf rɪˈkæn ə, -ˈkɑ nə, -ˈkeɪ nə /
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noun (used with a plural verb)
artifacts or artistic or literary works of any of the nations of Africa reflecting geographical, historical, or cultural development.
a collection of materials, as books and documents, on African history or culture.
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How to use Africana in a sentence
African teak, let me note, is not teak properly so called, but the timber of the Oldfieldia Africana.The Desert World|Arthur Mangin
Mr. Duff Macdonald, in Africana, writes: ‘Every man who dies what we call a natural death is really killed by witches.’Modern Mythology|Andrew Lang
The 'Parra Africana' runs about on the surface, as if walking on water, catching insects.
Another African bird, namely, the 'Buphaga Africana', attends the rhinoceros for a similar purpose.
The Cachexia Africana, like other spanœmic states of the system, may run into Phthisis, or become complicated with it.
British Dictionary definitions for Africana
/ (ˌæfrɪˈkɑːnə) /
objects of cultural or historical interest of African origin
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