[yoo-raf-ri-kuh n, yuh-]


of mixed European and African descent.


a person of European and African descent.

Origin of Eurafrican

First recorded in 1885–90; Eur- + African Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for eurafrican


coined 1890 by anthropologist D.G. Brinton to designate a "race" of dark-skinned people inhabiting both sides of the Mediterranean; it was used 1920s to describe the "colored" population of South Africa, and 1960s with reference to political situations involving both continents; see Euro- + Africa.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper