Africana

[ af-ri-kan-uh, -kah-nuh, -key-nuh ]
/ ˌæf rɪˈkæn ə, -ˈkɑ nə, -ˈkeɪ nə /

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.

Origin of Africana

1905–10; Afric(a) or Afric(an) + -ana
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British Dictionary definitions for africana

Africana
/ (ˌæfrɪˈkɑːnə) /

pl n

objects of cultural or historical interest of African origin
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