Afro-Asian

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Afro-Asian

adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to both Africa and Asia, esp as part of the Third World
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Af•ro-A•sian

(ˈæf roʊˈeɪ ʒən, -ʃən)

adj.
of or pertaining to the nations of Africa and Asia or their peoples.
[1950–55]
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Adj.1.Afro-Asian - of or relating to the nations of Africa and Asia or their peoples; "Afro-Asian population"
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Translations

Afro-Asian

[ˌæfrəʊˈeɪʃən]
A. ADJafroasiático
B. Nafroasiático/a m/f
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