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Af·ri·can

 (ăf′rĭ-kən)
adj.
Of or relating to Africa or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Africa.
2. A person of African ancestry.

African

(ˈæfrɪkən)
adj
1. (Placename) denoting or relating to Africa or any of its peoples, languages, nations, etc
2. (Peoples) denoting or relating to Africa or any of its peoples, languages, nations, etc
3. (Languages) denoting or relating to Africa or any of its peoples, languages, nations, etc
n
4. (Peoples) a native, inhabitant, or citizen of any of the countries of Africa
5. (Peoples) a member or descendant of any of the peoples of Africa, esp a Black person

Af•ri•can

(ˈæf rɪ kən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Africa, esp. sub-Saharan Africa, or the parts of Africa inhabited by blacks.
n.
2. a native or inhabitant of Africa, esp. black Africa.
3. a person of African ancestry, esp. a black.
[before 900]
Af′ri•can•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.African - a native or inhabitant of AfricaAfrican - a native or inhabitant of Africa  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
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
Cewa, Chewa, Chichewa - 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, Fula, Fulah, Fulani, Fulbe - a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of western Africa; they are traditionally cattle herders of Muslim faith
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
Somali, Somalian - 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; some live in KwaZulu-Natal under the traditional clan system but many now work in the cities
Berber - a member of an indigenous people of northern Africa
Adj.1.African - of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoplesAfrican - of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples; "African languages"
Translations
Afričanafrický
afrikanerafrikansk
afrikkalainen
afričkiAfrikanac
afrikai
アフリカのアフリカ人
아프리카 사람아프리카의
afrikanafrikansk
เกี่ยวกับแอฟริกาชาวแอฟริกา
người Châu Phithuộc Châu Phi

African

[ˈæfrɪkən]
A. ADJafricano
B. Nafricano/a m/f

African

[ˈæfrɪkən]
adjafricain(e)
nAfricain(e) m/fAfrican-American [ˌæfrɪkənəˈmɛrɪkən]
nAfro-Américain(e) m/f
adjafro-américain(e)African-Caribbean [ˌæfrɪkənkærəˈbiːən]
adjafro-antillais(e)
nAfro-Antillais(e) m/f

African

nAfrikaner(in) m(f)
adjafrikanisch

African

[ˈæfrɪkən] adj & nafricano/a

African

أَفْرِيقيّ Afričan, africký afrikaner, afrikansk Afrikaner, afrikanisch αφρικανικός, Αφρικανός africano afrikkalainen africain afrički, Afrikanac africano アフリカの, アフリカ人 아프리카 사람, 아프리카의 Afrikaan, Afrikaans afrikaner, afrikansk Afrykańczyk, afrykański africano африканец, африканский afrikan, afrikansk เกี่ยวกับแอฟริกา, ชาวแอฟริกา Afrikalı người Châu Phi, thuộc Châu Phi 非洲人, 非洲的
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Five Weeks in a Balloon" is, in a measure, a satire on modern books of African travel.
In one line by itself was an announcement of the first night of a new melodrama; in another line by itself was an announcement of the last six nights of an old one; a third line was devoted to the re-engagement of the unrivalled African Knife- swallower, who had kindly suffered himself to be prevailed upon to forego his country engagements for one week longer; a fourth line announced that Mr Snittle Timberry, having recovered from his late severe indisposition, would have the honour of appearing that evening; a fifth line said that there were 'Cheers, Tears, and Laughter
Why, I never did believe it, even back in the wilds of your African jungle, when you tore the raw meat of your kills with mighty jaws, like some wild beast, and wiped your greasy hands upon your thighs.
It was for the Mediterranean sailors that fair-haired sirens sang among the black rocks seething in white foam and mysterious voices spoke in the darkness above the moving wave - voices menacing, seductive, or prophetic, like that voice heard at the beginning of the Christian era by the master of an African vessel in the Gulf of Syrta, whose calm nights are full of strange murmurs and flitting shadows.
Queer African knives and French gun butts mingled for a moment in savage and bloody duels, but soon the natives fled into the jungle, leaving the Frenchmen to count their losses.
extending it upon the forecastle deck, he now proceeds cylindrically to remove its dark pelt, as an African hunter the pelt of a boa.
It is with the oppressed, enslaved African race that I cast in my lot; and, if I wished anything, I would wish myself two shades darker, rather than one lighter.
We should get to the Landing Stage in time to meet the WEST AFRICAN, and catch Mr.
The following morning, at eleven o'clock, she presented herself at the offices of the Imperial and West African Rubber Company.
Usually he passed the dispenser of the dentist's cards without reducing his store; but tonight the African slipped one into his hand so deftly that he retained it there smiling a little at the successful feat.
On this the stranger, who was a famous African magician, fell on his neck and kissed him, saying: "I am your uncle, and knew you from your likeness to my brother.
She has devoted herself to an extensive variety of public subjects at various times and is at present (until something else attracts her) devoted to the subject of Africa, with a view to the general cultivation of the coffee berry--AND the natives--and the happy settlement, on the banks of the African rivers, of our superabundant home population.

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