[ af-roh-kar-uh-bee-uhn, ‐kuh-rib-ee-uhn ]

  1. of or relating to Black people of Caribbean origin and African ancestry: Afro-Caribbean students;the Afro-Caribbean community.

  2. combining elements of Black African and Caribbean cultures: The museum established a permanent exhibition to promote Afro-Caribbean art.

  1. a Black person of Caribbean origin and African ancestry: Ashley is currently in Grenada, doing research on the dance traditions of Afro-Caribbeans.

Origin of Afro-Caribbean

First recorded in 1900–05; Afro- + Caribbean

Words Nearby Afro-Caribbean Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Afro-Caribbean in a sentence

  • And Marta Moreno Vega, an Afro-Caribbean expert on Yoruba philosophy, seems to dare you to sum up her ethnicity.

    The Latin Look | Blake Gopnik | August 19, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for Afro-Caribbean


  1. denoting or relating to Caribbean people of African descent or their culture

  1. a Caribbean of African descent

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