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

How to pronounce African?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. State John Kerry:

    We agreed on a joint initiative to train troops in six African countries before they deploy to U.N. peacekeeping missions, this responds to a growing need for effective, professional, international peacekeeping in regions of conflict.

  2. Derrick Johnson:

    We, African Americans, don't expect much from the system, we participate in the system and fund the system with our tax dollars, but we have low expectations of the system to work for us.

  3. Patrice Edouard Ngaissona:

    We pledge to look forward, as responsible individuals concerned for a better future for Central African Republic and its people, from today, no member of the anti-balaka should use weapons, for any reason. Our arms must all be buried.

  4. Bob Mann:

    So it appears they're really pouring all their efforts into turning out the base, but I don't see how they get enough African-Americans to offset the deficit she faced in the last election.

  5. Andrew Lebovich:

    Libya is closer and easier to reach for some African fighters than Syria, and the political disarray there opens space for fighters to enter and operate.

Images & Illustrations of African

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