Africanity

noun
Af·ri·can·i·ty | \ ˌa-fri-ˈka-nə-tē also ˌä- \

Definition of Africanity 

: 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

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First Known Use of Africanity

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Africanity

african + -ity

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