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

Definition of African-Canadian

: 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

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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

First Known Use of African-Canadian

1986, in the meaning defined above

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“African-Canadian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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