[ af-ri-kuh n ]
/ ˈæf rɪ kən /
a native or inhabitant of Africa.
(loosely) a black or other person of African ancestry.
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Origin of African
Af·ri·can·ness, nounin·ter-Af·ri·can, adjectivenon-Af·ri·can, adjective, nounpro·Af·ri·can, adjective, noun
pseu·do-Af·ri·can, adjective, nountrans-Af·ri·can, adjective
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/ (ˈæfrɪkən) /
denoting or relating to Africa or any of its peoples, languages, nations, etc
a native, inhabitant, or citizen of any of the countries of Africa
a member or descendant of any of the peoples of Africa, esp a Black person
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Old English Africanas (plural), from Latin Africanus (adj.), from Africa (see Africa). Used of white residents of Africa from 1815; of black residents of the U.S. from 1790. As an adjective, by 1560s.
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