What does african mean?

Definitions for african
ˈæf rɪ kənafrican

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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. Mike Cox:

    We have not done a formal analysis because all are victims and viewed equally in that sense. But clearly the amount of African American victim survivors is much, much higher than their numbers in American society.

  2. Satya Nadella:

    ( Representation) needs to be reflected all the way to the top, so we now have commitments, whether it's about race, and especially for the African American, Black and Latinx community, as well as gender... I, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, am measured on it and paid on it.

  3. Miami Dolphins:

    As a man, as a father, as an African American man, as somebody in the NFL, as one of those 'sons of bitches,' you know, yeah I take it personally, it's bigger than me, I have a daughter. She's going to have to live in this world. And I'm going to do whatever I have to do to make sure that she can look at her dad and be like, 'You did something. You tried to make a change.'.

  4. Brian Owango:

    I think that East African art is a movement, there are a lot of emotional buyers out there, Brian Owango included, and I believe in what they are doing.

  5. Zacharie Ndouba:

    Since the majority of votes were obtained by Faustin- Archange Touadera, the court proclaims Faustin-Archange as president of the Central African Republic.

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