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"


  1. Africannoun

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

  2. Africanadjective

    Of or pertaining to Africa.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Africanadjective

    of or pertaining to Africa

  2. Africannoun

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

  3. 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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  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. Jeff Zeleny:

    Well, I think it's the state that I'm going to do well in, it has 60 % of this vote... is African American vote. They have an opportunity to basically choose who the nominee is.

  2. Brigadier General James Linder:

    By 2050, one-third of the global population will be on the African continent, the global economy and the global community need stable countries in Africa and that can only happen through African nation states themselves.

  3. Edouard Duval:

    South African wine now has great advantages over Australian wine because of the new tariff situation, south African wines are more innovative and beautiful.

  4. Julian Zelizer:

    A good economy can create expectations for social movement politics, in the 1960s, the strong economy gave support to civil rights movement, with demands that African Americans be included in the growing middle class ; it produced more educated young people who were the heart of movement politics with the war ; and it gave support to ideas like fighting poverty, since the country could afford to do so.

  5. Alessandro Capponi:

    It will be seen as an injustice, you may not see people out on the streets, but if you ask 10 people what they think, those 10 people will tell you they see it as a complete injustice that only the Italian and the African are in prison. The Italians will say that the American gets away with murder and it won't be the first time.

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