non-African

adjective
non-Af·​ri·​can | \ ˌnän-ˈa-fri-kən How to pronounce non-African (audio) also -ˈä- \

Definition of non-African

: not of, relating to, or characteristic of Africa or its people : not African non-African families non-African languages

First Known Use of non-African

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Non-African.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non-African. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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