Africanity

noun

Af·​ri·​can·​i·​ty ˌa-fri-ˈka-nə-tē also ˌä- How to pronounce Africanity (audio)
: the quality or state of being African or of having African origins
I think we have taken for granted that all of us actually embrace our Africanity.Reverend John E. Jackson, Sr., New Pittsburgh Courier, 2 Mar. 2005

Word History

Etymology

african + -ity

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Africanity was in 1962

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“Africanity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Africanity. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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