African-Canadian

noun

Af·​ri·​can-Ca·​na·​di·​an ¦a-fri-kən-kə-¦nā-dē-ən also ¦ä- How to pronounce African-Canadian (audio)
plural African-Canadians
: a Canadian of African and especially of black African descent
He used his fame as an athlete to speak out against wage discrimination and the misrepresentation of African-Canadians on television.Sharon Lem, Toronto Star, 25 Apr. 2009
African-Canadian adjective
Its aim is to encourage African-Canadian and Aboriginal students—traditionally under represented in the health sciences—to consider a career in healthcare. Megan Ogilvie, Toronto Star, 16 July 2010
African-Canadian studies

Word History

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of African-Canadian was in 1986

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“African-Canadian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/African-Canadian. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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