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Africanist

[af-ri-kuh-nist]
noun
  1. a person who specializes in and studies the cultures or languages of Africa.
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Origin of Africanist

First recorded in 1890–95; African + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for africanist

Africanist

noun
  1. a person specializing in the study of African affairs or culture
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