Related to Africanize: Africanized honey bee
v. Af·ri·can·ized, Af·ri·can·iz·ing, Af·ri·can·iz·es
1. To make African or cause to have African characteristics, as in culture.
2. To transfer to African control: "the Government's plan to Africanize the service" (BBC Summary of World Broadcasts).
To become African.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to make African, esp to give control of (policy, government, etc) to Africans
ˌAfricaniˈzation, ˌAfricaniˈsation n
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Past participle: Africanized
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