[ af-ri-kuh-nahyz ]
/ ˈæf rɪ kəˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), Af·ri·can·ized, Af·ri·can·iz·ing.
Where Did African American Vernacular English Come From?AAVE is unfairly stigmatized and sometimes labeled "bad English." But, the grammar is actually as complex as Standard American English (SAE), possibly even more so, and with different rules.
Also especially British, Af·ri·can·ise.
Related formsAf·ri·can·i·za·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for africanize
/ (ˈæfrɪkəˌnaɪz) /
(tr) to make African, esp to give control of (policy, government, etc) to Africans
Derived FormsAfricanization or Africanisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012