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An African American.

Af′ro-A·mer′i·can adj.


n, adj
another word for African-American
Usage: This word has been replaced in general use by African-American


(ˈæf rɪ kən əˈmɛr ɪ kən)

also Afro-American

1. a black American of African descent.
2. of or pertaining to African-Americans.
[1860–65, Amer.]
usage: See black.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Afro-American - an American whose ancestors were born in AfricaAfro-American - an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
Adj.1.Afro-American - pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestryAfro-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.


A. ADJafroamericano
B. Nafroamericano/a m/f


[ˈæfrəʊəˈmɛrɪkən] adj & nafroamericano/a
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