Af·​ro·​cen·​tric | \ ˌa-frō-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce Afrocentric (audio) \

Definition of Afrocentric

1 : centered on or derived from Africa or the Africans
2 : emphasizing or promoting emphasis on African culture and the contributions of Africans to the development of Western civilization

Other Words from Afrocentric

Afrocentricity \ ˌa-​frō-​ˌsen-​ˈtri-​sə-​tē How to pronounce Afrocentricity (audio) \ noun
Afrocentrism \ ˌa-​frō-​ˈsen-​ˌtri-​zəm How to pronounce Afrocentrism (audio) \ noun
Afrocentrist \ ˌa-​frō-​ˈsen-​trist How to pronounce Afrocentrist (audio) \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of Afrocentric

1966, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Afrocentric

afro- + -centric

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