What does African mean?

Definitions for African
ˈæf rɪ kənAfrican

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word African.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Africanadjective

    a native or inhabitant of Africa

  2. Africanadjective

    of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples

    "African languages"

Wiktionary

  1. Africannoun

    A native of Africa; also one ethnologically belonging to an African race.

    Etymology: As a noun in Old English as Africanas "Africans" (only plural). From Africānae.

  2. Africanadjective

    Of or pertaining to Africa.

    Etymology: As a noun in Old English as Africanas "Africans" (only plural). From Africānae.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Africanadjective

    of or pertaining to Africa

    Etymology: [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.]

  2. Africannoun

    a native of Africa; also one ethnologically belonging to an African race

    Etymology: [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. African

    af′rik-an, adj. pertaining to Africa—also Af′ric.—ns. Af′rican, a native of Africa; Africand′er, one born of white parents in Cape Colony or other parts of South Africa. [L. Africus, AfricanusAfer, African.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'African' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2318

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'African' in Adjectives Frequency: #314

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of African in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of African in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of African in a Sentence

  1. Nolan Williams Jr.:

    For African Americans in this country, voting is the most effective way for us to effect the change we seek. Given the events of this summer, it is crucial for our community to translate our social protests into political action, health care, fair housing, including equal access to home loans, poverty, the environment, meaningful reforms to our justice system, and improvements in community policing are all issues that make this election uber critical.

  2. Andrew Witty:

    While RTS,S on its own is not the complete answer to malaria, its use alongside those interventions ... such as bed nets and insecticides would provide a very meaningful contribution to controlling the impact of malaria on children in those African communities that need it the most.

  3. Jeff Weaver:

    I think we're going to talk about issues of importance to the black community, i think we're going to talk about criminal justice reform. I think we're going to talk about dealing with systemic racism. I think we're going to talk about many of the economic issues that are important to African-American voters.

  4. Chief Executive Neal Froneman:

    South African gold stocks have been re-rated because of the rand gold price. I would not say distressed assets but there are some value opportunities in the gold sector outside of South Africa.

  5. Julius Lutwama:

    We have so many diseases which are related to Zika, they may confer some kind of immunity to the African body.

Images & Illustrations of African

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