Definition of African noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæfrɪkən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæfrɪkən//
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a person from Africa, especially a black person Word Originfrom Latin Africanus, from Africa (terra) ‘(land) of the Afri’, an ancient people of North Africa.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: African