Africanism

noun
Af·​ri·​can·​ism | \ˈa-fri-kə-ˌni-zəm 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 \ -​nist \ 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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