Africanism

noun

Af·​ri·​can·​ism ˈa-fri-kə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Africanism (audio)
 also  ˈä-
1
: a characteristic feature of African culture
2
: a characteristic feature of an African language occurring in a non-African language
3
: allegiance to the traditions, interests, or ideals of Africa
Africanist
ˈa-fri-kə-nist How to pronounce Africanism (audio)
 also  ˈä-
adjective

Word History

Etymology

african entry 2 + -ism

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Africanism was in 1641

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Cite this Entry

“Africanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Africanism. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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