a Canadian of African descent
of or relating to Canadians of African descent


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  • Africana

    artifacts or artistic or literary works of any of the nations of Africa reflecting geographical, historical, or cultural development. a collection of materials, as books and documents, on African history or culture. Historical Examples Footsteps and broken talk echoed along the narrow street; one heard guitars and somebody began to sing the Africana. Kit Musgrave’s […]

  • Africander

    . one of a breed of red beef cattle, raised originally in southern Africa, well adapted to high temperatures. Archaic. . Historical Examples Whether he and Steyn used the Africander Bond as their tool or were themselves its tools the outcome of the war is the same. With the Guards’ Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati […]

  • Africanize

    to replace the European or white staff of (an organization in Africa) with black . to bring under , especially black , influence or to adapt to needs. verb (transitive) to make African, esp to give control of (policy, government, etc) to Africans

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