West African


Definition of West African

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of West Africa usually used of the part of Africa lying north of the Gulf of Guinea excluding Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the West Africans

West African


Definition of West African (Entry 2 of 2)

: a native or inhabitant of West Africa usually used specifically of the peoples of the part of Africa lying to the north of the Gulf of Guinea

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History and Etymology for West African


West Africa + English -an

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