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Definition of the noun african

What does african mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Africans

  1. a native or inhabitant of Africa
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: individual / mortal / person / somebody / someone / soul = a human being
    • more specific terms:
      • Black African = an African who is Black
      • Eurafrican = a person of mixed European and African descent
      • Algerian = a native or inhabitant of Algeria
      • Angolan = a native or inhabitant of Angola
      • Basotho = a member of a subgroup of people who inhabit Lesotho
      • Bantu = a member of any of a large number of linguistically related peoples of Central and South Africa
      • Beninese = a native or inhabitant of Benin
      • Burundian = a native or inhabitant of Burundi
      • Cameroonian = a native or inhabitant of Cameroon
      • Carthaginian = a native or inhabitant of ancient Carthage
      • Chadian = a native or inhabitant of Chad
      • Chichewa / Chewa / Cewa = a member of the Bantu-speaking people of Malawi and eastern Zambia and northern Zimbabwe
      • Congolese = a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
      • Djiboutian = a native or inhabitant of Djibouti
      • Egyptian = a native or inhabitant of Egypt
      • Ethiopian = a native or inhabitant of Ethiopia
      • Ewe = a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana
      • Fellata / Fulani / Fulah / Fulbe / Fula = a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of western Africa
      • Gabonese = a native or inhabitant of Gabon
      • Kenyan = a native or inhabitant of Kenya
      • Liberian = a native or inhabitant of Liberia
      • Libyan = a native or inhabitant of Libya
      • Madagascan = a native or inhabitant of Madagascar
      • Malawian = a native or inhabitant of Malawi
      • Malian = a native or inhabitant of Mali
      • Mauritanian = a native or inhabitant of Mauritania
      • Moroccan = a native or inhabitant of Morocco
      • Mozambican = a native or inhabitant of Mozambique
      • Namibian = a native or inhabitant of Namibia
      • Nigerian = a native or inhabitant of Nigeria
      • Nigerien = a native or inhabitant of Niger
      • Senegalese = a native or inhabitant of Senegal
      • Sierra Leonean = a native or inhabitant of Sierra Leone
      • South African = a native or inhabitant of South Africa
      • Sudanese = a native or inhabitant of Sudan
      • Swazi = a member of a southeast African people living in Swaziland and adjacent areas
      • Tanzanian = a native or inhabitant of Tanzania
      • Togolese = a native or inhabitant of Togo
      • Tuareg = a member of a nomadic Berber people of the Sahara
      • Tunisian = a native or inhabitant of Tunisia
      • Ugandan = a native or inhabitant of Uganda
      • Gambian = a native or inhabitant of Gambia
      • Ghanian = a native or inhabitant of Ghana
      • Guinean = a native or inhabitant of Guinea
      • Rwandan = a native or inhabitant of Rwanda
      • Somalian / Somali = a member of a tall dark (mostly Muslim) people inhabiting Somalia
      • Xhosa = a member of the Negroid people of southern South Africa
      • Zairean / Zairese = a native or inhabitant of Zaire
      • Zambian = a native or inhabitant of Zambia
      • Zimbabwean = a native or inhabitant of Zimbabwe
      • Zulu = a member of the tall Negroid people of eastern South Africa
      • Berber = a member of an indigenous people of northern Africa

Definition of the adjective african

What does african mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more african / most african

  1. of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples

Alternative definition of the adjective african

adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to Africa.

Place

African a.k.a. Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.2 million kmĀ² including adjacent islands, it covers six percent of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1.1 billion people as of 2013, it accounts for about 15% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos. It has 54 fully recognized sovereign states, nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition.

  • also known as Afrique

Business

African is a record label, defunct organization.

Characters

  1. African is a fictional character from the 2002 film The Wild Thornberrys Movie.
  2. African is a fictional character from the 2011 film The Artist.

There are other characters with in their name, like African Man, African Soldier, African Tourist, African Warrior and Scipio the African.

Music

  1. "African" is a song by Peter Tosh from his 1977 album Equal Rights. The lyrics of the song have strong pan-African leanings. In it Tosh says black people the world over have an African identity. It is featured on his Equal Rights album that came out in 1977.
  2. "African" is a musical album of Krukid.
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Miscellanea

African a.k.a. African food: Traditionally, the various cuisines of Africa use a combination of locally available fruits, cereal grains and vegetables, as well as milk and meat products. In some parts of the continent, the traditional diet features a preponderance of milk, curd and whey products. In much of Tropical Africa, however, cow's milk is rare and cannot be produced locally. Depending on the region, there are also sometimes quite significant differences in the eating and drinking habits and proclivities throughout the continent's many populations: Central Africa, East Africa, the Horn of Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa each have their own distinctive dishes, preparation techniques, and consumption mores.

Phrases with African

Phrases starting with the word African:

  1. African Rue
  2. african tea
  3. african gray
  4. african grey
  5. african hemp
  6. African Hind
  7. african lily
  8. African Rail
  9. African Rice
  10. African Sage
  11. African Scat
  12. African Teak
  13. African-Lily
  14. African Basil
  15. African Caper
  16. African Civet
  17. African Crake
  18. african daisy

Phrases ending with the word African:

  1. east african
  2. west african

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for African

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Google previewLippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science (1873)

occasionally an Arab or a Turk, and the word African means with us a man and a brother behind our chair at dinner or wielding a razor in a barbershop. These men here are pure barbarians, just landed from a vessel direct from Africa.

Google previewLippincott's Monthly Magazine (1873)

A Popular Journal of General Literature

occasionally an Arab or a Turk, and the word African means with us a man and a brother behind our chair at dinner or wielding a razor in a barbershop. These men here are pure barbarians, just landed from a vessel direct from Africa.

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Business (2006)

by Jessie Carney Smith

African American business history records available at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) provide data relating a wide variety of enterprises from one- or two-person operations like barbershops and beauty salons ...

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Quotes about African

I think, though, as African-American women, we are always trained to value our community even at the expense of ourselves, and so we attempt to protect the African-American community. (Anita Hill)
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Scrabble value of A1F4R1I1C3A1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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