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African American

also Af·ri·can-A·mer·i·can  (ăf′rĭ-kən-ə-mĕr′ĭ-kən)
n.
A black American of African ancestry.

Af′ri·can-A·mer′i·can adj.

African-American

n
an American of African descent
adj
of or relating to Americans of African descent
Usage: African-American is the currently preferred term in the US for people of African ancestry

Af•ri•can-A•mer•i•can

(ˈæf rɪ kən əˈmɛr ɪ kən)

also Afro-American


n.
1. a black American of African descent.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to African-Americans.
[1860–65, Amer.]
usage: See black.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.African-American - an American whose ancestors were born in AfricaAfrican-American - an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
Adj.1.African-American - pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestryAfrican-American - pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry; "Afro-American culture"; "many black people preferred to be called African-American or Afro-American"
black - of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.
Translations

African-American

[ˌæfrɪkənəˈmerɪkən]
A. ADJafroamericano
B. Nafroamericano/a m/f

African-American

nAfroamerikaner(in) m(f)
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