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- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for afro-


combining form

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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