Meaning of AFRICAN in English


I. ˈa-fri-kən also ˈä- noun

Date: before 12th century

1. : a native or inhabitant of Africa

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

II. adjective

Date: 1564

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

• Af·ri·can·ness -kə(n)-nəs noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.