What does African mean?

Definitions for Africanˈæf rɪ kən

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"


  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.]

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov:

    Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

  2. Donald Trump:

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

  3. Societe Generale analyst Andrew Holland:

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

  4. Willie Spies:

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

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    Who denies that African-American youth unemployment, real, is over 50%.

Images & Illustrations of African

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