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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
Af•ri•can /ˈæfrɪkən/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Language Varietiesof or relating to Africa.

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

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
Af•ri•can  (afri kən), 
  1. Language VarietiesAlso,Africa. of or from Africa;
    belonging to the black peoples of Africa

  1. Language Varietiesa native or inhabitant of Africa.
  2. 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
  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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