African



Also, Africa. of or from ; belonging to the black peoples of .
a native or inhabitant of .
(loosely) a black or other person of African ancestry.
Contemporary Examples

The driver, Amadou Diallo, was a courtly African immigrant who made it a point to wear a tie as he worked.
The Mad Shooter of Paris Is a ‘Natural Born Killer’ Christopher Dickey November 20, 2013

I think of the many African American children who sat in one-room schoolhouses, desperately trying to get an education.
Love Fest The Daily Beast November 4, 2008

He was the first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship.
The Mystery of Yo-Yo Ma’s Name Henry Louis Gates, Jr. February 8, 2010

And of course, in each of these states, African Americans voted for Democrats in similar or larger numbers.
Whites in the Deep South: Are They Partisan, or Just Racist? Jamelle Bouie February 25, 2014

A group led by African Americans on the city council has been meeting in attempts to unite around a consensus black candidate.
Rahm’s Toughest Hurdle Dirk Johnson October 1, 2010

Historical Examples

After the extirpation of the Indians, the labor of African slaves was introduced.
Continental Monthly, Volume 5, Issue 4 Various

The African race is sensuous, and co-education might seem perilous.
The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam

We touched at two or three places on the African coast, and he had some communication with the Moors.
The Cruise of the Frolic W.H.G. Kingston

It was not enough that the South was conquered, it must be humiliated by African domination!
Reminiscences of a Rebel Wayland Fuller Dunaway

I had heard the click of the garden gate, and now the majestic figure of the great African explorer appeared upon the path.
The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot Arthur Conan Doyle

adjective
denoting or relating to Africa or any of its peoples, languages, nations, etc
noun
a native, inhabitant, or citizen of any of the countries of Africa
a member or descendant of any of the peoples of Africa, esp a Black person
n.

Old English Africanas (plural), from Latin Africanus (adj.), from Africa (see Africa). Used of white residents of Africa from 1815; of black residents of the U.S. from 1790. As an adjective, by 1560s.

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