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Centered or focused on Africa or African peoples, especially in relation to historical or cultural influence: "a string of small black-owned art galleries in Los Angeles's Afrocentric cultural district" (Kristal Brent Zook).

Af′ro·cen′trism n.
Af′ro·cen′trist adj. & n.
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(ˌæf roʊˈsɛn trɪk)
centered on Africa or on African-derived cultures, as those of Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti: Afrocentric art.
Af`ro•cen′trism, n.
Af`ro•cen′trist, n.
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