[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM 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
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH AfricanAfricans Afrikaans
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British Dictionary definitions for pro-african
/ (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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