Meaning of AFRICAN in English


— Africanness , n.

/af"ri keuhn/ , adj.

1. Also, Africa . of or from Africa; belonging to the black peoples of Africa


2. a native or inhabitant of Africa.

3. (loosely) a black or other person of African ancestry.

[ Africanus, equiv. to Afric ( us ) AFRIC + -anus -AN; cf. ME Aufrican, OE Africanas (nom. pl.) ]

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