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African

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noun Af·ri·can \ˈa-fri-kən also ˈä-\

Definition of African

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of Africa

  2. 2 :  a person and especially a black person of African ancestry

First Known Use of african

before 12th century


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African

adjective Af·ri·can

Definition of African

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the continent of Africa or its people

Africanness

play \-kə(n)-nəs\ noun

First Known Use of african

1548


AFRICAN Defined for English Language Learners

African

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noun

Definition of African for English Language Learners

  • : a person born, raised, or living in Africa

  • : a descendant of Africans


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