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Definition of the adjective afro-asian
What does afro-asian mean as an attribute of a noun?
- of or relating to the nations of Africa and Asia or their peoples
- example: Afro-Asian population
- lexical domain: Relational Adjectives (pertainyms)
- Afro-Asian refers to a person of mixed Black and Asian ancestry. The term also can refer to modern descendants of aboriginal, mostly uncontacted, Asian ethnic groups with direct genetic ties to ancient first-wave migrants coming out of continental Africa. Historically, Afro-Asian populations have been marginalized as a result of human migration and social conflict. Much has not changed for many within the global, present-day, Afro-Asian population.
- also known as 亞非混血
- Afro-Asian: Afro-Asians are African communities that have been living in the Indian subcontinent for several hundred years and have settled in countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and India.
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by Frank Clements
AFRO-ASIAN HOUSING ORGANIZATION (AAHO). The Afro- Asian Housing Organization was founded on 12 December 1965 and has its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt (q.v.). The aim of the AAHO is to advance cooperation between Africa and ...
by Terry M. Mays
AFRO-ASIAN ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION (AFRASEC). The organization was established in 1958 in Cairo as a means of promoting economic cooperation among the members and also to project Egypt's influence into ...
Encyclopedia of Diasporas (2005)
Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Volume I: Overviews and Topics; Volume II: Diaspora Communities by Melvin Ember, Carol R. Ember, Ian Skoggard
Many slaves to Mauritius were Malagasy, genetically “Afro-Asian,” who ensured that the population of the islands became steadily more “Asian,” a process accelerated by the mass immigration of Indians (notably 450,000 contract workers) and ...
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