African - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæfrɪkən|
Brit.  |ˈafrɪk(ə)n|


- a native or inhabitant of Africa (syn: african)


- of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples(syn: african)


African languages

She's of mixed African and European ancestry.

the U.N. delegates from African countries

She is a connoisseur of African art.

...their house is filled with rare antiques, including a collection of 19th-century African masks...

...lions prowling the African veld...

Their music is a blend of jazz and African rhythms.

The drug is derived from an African plant .

The odds were always in favour of a South African victory.

This idea finds an echo in many African countries.

an exhibition of African art at the Hayward Gallery

an important milestone in South African history

The street is named after the famous South African leader, Nelson Mandela.

There is no legal market for African ivory, which is good news for the elephants.

the vast openness of the African plains

Word forms

singular: African
plural: Africans
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