African

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 /ˈæfrɪkən/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
Af•ri•can /ˈæfrɪkən/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Language Varietiesof or relating to Africa.

n. [countable]
  • Language Varietiesa person born or living in Africa.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    Af•ri•can  (afri kən), 
    adj. 
    1. Language VarietiesAlso,Africa. of or from Africa;
      belonging to the black peoples of Africa

    n. 
  • Language Varietiesa native or inhabitant of Africa.
  • Language Varieties, Anthropology(loosely) a black or other person of African ancestry.
  • Etymology: Latin Āfricānus, equivalent. to Āfric(us) Afric + -ānus -an;
    compare Middle English Aufrican, Old English Africanas (nominative plural)
    Afri•can•ness, n. 


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    African /ˈæfrɪkən/ adj
    1. denoting or relating to Africa or any of its peoples, languages, nations, etc
    n
    1. a native, inhabitant, or citizen of any of the countries of Africa
    2. a member or descendant of any of the peoples of Africa, esp a Black person



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