- a combining form of Africa: Afro-American; Afro-Asiatic.
Also especially before a vowel, Afr-.
Origin of Afro-
< Latin Āfr- (stem of Āfer an African) + -o-
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- indicating Africa or AfricanAfro-Asiatic
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Word Origin and History for afro-
word-forming element meaning "African," from Latin Afr-, stem of Afer, Afri "African" (see Africa), or directly from African.
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