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.

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

  2. African(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to Africa.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. African(adj)

    of or pertaining to Africa

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

  2. African(noun)

    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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say African in sign language?

  1. african

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. Alicia Alonso:

    We Cubans were born to dance as a people, thanks to the mix of races, the Spanish and the African, both lovers of dance, cuban dancers immediately stand out with their expressive way of performing the great classics or the moderns.

  2. 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.

  3. John Lewis:

    When we were organizing voter-registration drives, going on the Freedom Rides, sitting in, coming here to Washington for the first time, getting arrested, going to jail, being beaten, I never thought -- I never dreamed -- of the possibility that an African American would one day be elected president of the United States.

  4. President Bill Clinton:

    It is heartbreaking, the tragic death of another young African-American man. The injuries to police officers. The burning of peoples' homes and small businesses. We have to restore order and security. But then we have to take a hard look as to what we need to do to reform our system.

  5. Joseph Luby:

    There have been quite a number of St. Louis County cases where we see African-American men sentenced to death by all-white juries, and it's just not the kind of thing that can be explained by randomness or chance, there's just been a repeated pattern.

Images & Illustrations of African

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