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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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He looked like some glistening African god of pleasure, full of strong, savage blood.
In this, perhaps, he does no more than any other energetic and imaginative race would do, being compelled to set bounds to fancy by experience; but the North American Indian clothes his ideas in a dress which is different from that of the African, and is oriental in itself.
It was a sight to see Queequeg seated over against Tashtego, opposing his filed teeth to the Indian's: crosswise to them, Daggoo seated on the floor, for a bench would have brought his hearse-plumed head to the low carlines; at every motion of his colossal limbs, making the low cabin framework to shake, as when an African elephant goes passenger in a ship.
As Ptolemy Philopater testified of the African elephant, I then testified of the whale, pronouncing him the most devout of all beings.
He was a large, broad-chested, powerfully-made man, of a full glossy black, and a face whose truly African features were characterized by an expression of grave and steady good sense, united with much kindliness and benevolence.
The African hunter Cumming tells us that the skin of the eland, as well as that of most other antelopes just killed, emits the most delicious perfume of trees and grass.
I refer to the ordinary ant, of course; I have had no experience of those wonderful Swiss and African ones which vote, keep drilled armies, hold slaves, and dispute about religion.
Look at that shirt -- every last inch of it kivered over with secret African writ'n done with blood
It may, perhaps, be fairly questioned, whether any other portion of the population of the earth could have endured the privations, sufferings and horrors of slavery, without having become more degraded in the scale of humanity than the slaves of African descent.
The play began, with all the proper accompaniments of a theatrical performance in private life; with a crowded audience, an African temperature, a bursting of heated lamp-glasses, and a difficulty in drawing up the curtain.
At the moment of my arrival, he had just finished putting somebody's hat into black long-clothes, like an African baby; so he held out his hand for mine.
This, Doctor," said Chee-Chee, "is the pushmi-pullyu--the rarest animal of the African jungles, the only two-headed beast in the world

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