What does african mean?

Definitions for african
ˈæf rɪ kənafrican

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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.


  1. african

    African typically refers to a person, object or concept that originates from or is associated with the continent of Africa. Africa, the second largest continent, is diverse and rich in culture, languages and ethnic groups. Therefore, "African" can encompass a wide range of cultures, traditions, stories, and history. Additionally, African could also refer to an academic discipline that studies the continent and its people.

  2. african

    African typically refers to something or someone that is from or associated with the continent of Africa, which is the second largest continent in the world located south of Europe and Asia. This term can broadly cover the wide range of cultures, languages, ethnicities, and lands that exist within this large geographical area. It can pertain to the geography, peoples, languages, cultures, wildlife, and history native to Africa.

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. Osayame Evbuomwan:

    African culture inspired African American culture, however African American culture inspires world culture!

  2. Gwen Ragsdale:

    African-Americans were on the front lines of every way, from the Spanish-American War, throughout the Revolutionary war, the Civil War, both World Wars, Vietnam, we have paid our dues with our blood and our toil, so America owes African Americans much more than they are willing to acknowledge.

  3. Farhan Haq:

    The U.N. Mission in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA, reports that over the past couple of days several incidents involving anti-balaka and ex-Seleka groups in Bambari have raised tensions in the town.

  4. Donald Trump:

    This happened to be an African-American man who was very -- a person at the rally, who was very, very incensed at the fact that somebody, a protester, would be wearing a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

  5. Willie Weir:

    We've discovered that the parasite causing African sleeping sickness has existed for thousands of years without having sex and is now suffering the consequences of this strategy, theoretically ... the predicted consequence of this is that it will become extinct in the long-term.

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