Af·​ri·​can·​ism | \ ˈa-fri-kə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Africanism (audio) also ˈä- \

Definition of Africanism

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

Other Words from Africanism

Africanist \ ˈa-​fri-​kə-​nist How to pronounce Africanist (audio) also  ˈä-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of Africanism

1641, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Africanism

african entry 2 + -ism

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“Africanism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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