Af·​ro-Ca·​rib·​be·​an | \ ˌa-frō-ˌker-ə-ˈbē-ən How to pronounce Afro-Caribbean (audio) , -ˌka-rə-, -kə-ˈri-bē-ən \
plural Afro-Caribbeans

Definition of Afro-Caribbean

: a person of African descent born or living in a Caribbean nation In Louisiana, the Acadians reestablished their culture and absorbed other ethnic groups around them—French Creoles, Germans, Americans, and Afro-Caribbeans—to form a society called Cajun, which, of course, is a corruption of Acadian.— Hugh Merrill, The Blues Route, 1990

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Afro-Caribbean adjective
A type of a square dance that originated in France, the quadrille was adopted with relish by 18th-century Afro-Caribbean islanders, who gave it their own twist. Islands, November 1999

First Known Use of Afro-Caribbean

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Afro-Caribbean

afro- + caribbean

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“Afro-Caribbean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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