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. African(adj)

    a native or inhabitant of Africa

  2. African(adj)

    of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples

    "African languages"

Wiktionary

  1. African(Noun)

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

  2. African(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Africa.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. African(adj)

    of or pertaining to Africa

  2. African(noun)

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

  3. Origin: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. african

    People who are native and original to Africa, descendants of natives of Africa, or individuals who trace their ancestry and origin to indigenous inhabitants of Africa.

    Submitted by anonymous on October 15, 2018

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

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. Arif Chowdhury:

    In Africa, we say that we are African.

  2. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov:

    Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

  3. Donald Trump:

    And by the way, he has done nothing for African-Americans.

  4. Societe Generale analyst Andrew Holland:

    It's a way of providing a sop to South African shareholders.

  5. Willie Spies:

    South African authorities will take a long-term approach on this.

Images & Illustrations of African

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