Africana

plural noun
Af·ri·ca·na | \ ˌa-fri-ˈka-nə , -ˈkä- , -ˈkā- also ˌä- \

Definition of Africana 

: materials (such as books, documents, or artifacts) relating to African history and culture

First Known Use of Africana

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Africana

africa + -ana

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