Adjective "african" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


A person from Africa, especially a black person.
  1. 'We go back in time to trace the tensions between Sudanese, Arabs and black Africans.'
  2. 'It now looks as if leprosy originated in East Africa, and Europeans and North Africans took it to West Africa.'
  3. 'It is a blend of customs of the Amerindians, the Africans, the East Indians and the Europeans.'
  4. 'Those being questioned today are Iraqis, Kurds and north Africans.'
  5. 'Those books did not only affect South Africans but many southern Africans as well.'
  6. 'One in five Africans and one in three African adolescents live in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa.'
  7. 'The film is a creditable effort to tell an African story from the point of view of an African.'
  8. 'Prices paid by Africans to Africans were only infrequently recorded.'
  9. 'There were also a hundred or so Africans and Asians, and almost 400 slaves.'
  10. 'The South African diplomat said Africans accepted the fact that a leader will at one point run out of ideas.'
  11. 'Many of the names belong to people of Arabic, African or Asian descent.'
  12. 'There is going to be an enormous call on the Africans, but it may well require other people.'
  13. 'His mother was of mixed race, his father the descendant of West African slaves.'
  14. 'How important was is to have the film made by Africans and people of African descent?'


Relating to Africa or people of African descent.
  1. 'The disease is more common in men of African descent, and those aged over 60.'
  2. 'Whether or not African countries will reach this goal is an open question.'
  3. 'It is aimed at the people who are descendants of north African immigrants.'
  4. 'The men, all of North African descent, were dressed casually and appeared in the dock with two interpreters.'
  5. 'They also work with improving the lives of African women through education.'
  6. 'This paper helped me see some of the best-known images of African art in a new light.'
  7. 'But Amanda hopes it will be the experience of a lifetime as she jets out to teach English to African children.'
  8. 'They cannot help themselves once they catch the spirit of African culture.'
  9. 'On a high, we walked outside to the stalls where tie-dyed hats hung beside carvings of African gods.'
  10. 'Once Aisha recovered, the family began opening cases packed with African gifts for neighbours and friends.'


1. Also, Africa. of or from Africa; belonging to the black peoples of Africa. noun

2. a native or inhabitant of Africa.

3. (loosely) a black or other person of African ancestry.

More examples(as adjective)

"forces can be african due to commands."

"forces can be african because of fears."

"countries can be african."

"states can be african."

"nations can be african."

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(African)From Latin Africanus, from Africa (terra) ‘(land) of the Afri’, an ancient people of North Africa.