[ af-ri-kuh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈæf rɪ kəˌnɪz əm /
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Origin of Africanism
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I reached my destination without risk or adventure, but had the opportunity of seeing some new phases of Africanism on my arrival.Captain Canot|Brantz Mayer
/ (ˈæfrɪkəˌnɪzəm) /
something characteristic of Africa or Africans, esp a characteristic feature of an African language when introduced into a non-African language
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