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Africanize

[ af-ri-kuh-nahyz ]
/ ˈæf rɪ kəˌnaɪz /
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verb (used with object), Af·ri·can·ized, Af·ri·can·iz·ing.

to replace the European or white staff of (an organization in Africa) with Black Africans.
to bring under African, especially Black African, influence or to adapt to African needs.

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Also especially British, Af·ri·can·ise .

Origin of Africanize

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; African + -ize
Af·ri·can·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Africanize

Africanize

Africanise

/ (ˈæfrɪkəˌnaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make African, esp to give control of (policy, government, etc) to Africans
Africanization or Africanisation, noun
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