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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.
denoting or relating to Africa or any of its peoples, languages, nations, etc
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

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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