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Africana

[af-ri-kan-uh, -kah-nuh, -key-nuh]
noun (used with a plural verb)
  1. artifacts or artistic or literary works of any of the nations of Africa reflecting geographical, historical, or cultural development.
  2. a collection of materials, as books and documents, on African history or culture.
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Origin of Africana

1905–10; Afric(a) or Afric(an) + -ana
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Examples from the Web for africana

Historical Examples of africana

  • After this he sang the aria of the fourth act of "Africana."

    Christmas Stories from French and Spanish writers

    Antoinette Ogden

  • Mustela africana is the most primitive of the American weasels.

    American Weasels

    E. Raymond Hall

  • In the small Mustela rixosa and apparently in Mustela africana the secondary sexual difference in size is relatively slight.

    American Weasels

    E. Raymond Hall

  • For example, p2 is always absent in Mustela africana and always present in certain subspecies of M. frenata.

    American Weasels

    E. Raymond Hall

  • The absence of P2 in Mustela africana is the only difference of a qualitative (presence or absence) nature that was detected.

    American Weasels

    E. Raymond Hall


British Dictionary definitions for africana

Africana

pl n
  1. objects of cultural or historical interest of African origin
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