from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or relating to Africa or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
- noun A native or inhabitant of Africa.
- noun A person of African ancestry.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to Africa: either to the continent of that name, or
- to the region about Carthage, the ancient Roman province of Africa.
- Of or belonging to the black race of Africa; characteristic of or peculiar to negroes: as, African features; African cheerfulness.
- noun A native of the continent, or in ancient times of the province, of Africa.
- noun A member of the black African race; a negro.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A native of Africa; also one ethnologically belonging to an African race.
- adjective Of or pertaining to Africa.
- adjective a fiber prepared from the leaves of the
Sanseviera Guineensis, a plant found in Africa and India.
- adjective a tropical American plant (
- adjective a timber furnished by
Oldfieldia Africana, used in ship building.
- adjective see
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of or pertaining to
- noun A native of
Africa; also one ethnologicallybelonging to an African race.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples
- noun a native or inhabitant of Africa
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I prefer to be called black or african because all blacks originated from African.
So because you have a dead african on the screen all the sudden its racsist. (which the last time I checked the Japanese had no hard feelings twords any African, having lived there several years)
• He was cited in the London Sunday Times as one of the 1,000 \ "Makers of the Twentieth Century, \" for defining \ "a modern African literature that was truly African\" and thereby making \ "a major contribution to world literature. \"
African Education Society_, p. 7.] [Footnote 8: _Ibid_., pp. 7 and 8 and _African Repository_, vol. iv., p. 375.] [Footnote 9: What would become of this plan depended upon the changing fortunes of the men concerned.
Nevertheless, the first political question from almost everyone was some form of "do you really think America can elect a black man (the term African-American does not seem to be in use) as president?"
Now instead of Bush Republicans, substitute the term African-Americans, or Latinos, or Jews, or homosexuals, and you can see how this situation might be addressed under different circumstances.
This, and the white emigree from Africa to America point to the absurdity of both the term African-American and the squeamishness of people who, for some reason, cannot say, “black.”
I've always disliked the term African-American it's far to unwieldy although the PC people of the world have made it necessary to use.
This paper was also the first, at the time, to introduce the use of the term African in place of "Bantu" and other derogatory terms used to refer to indigenous people.
Meanwhile, the 14 Canadian relief agencies under the name African Emergency Aid, the new mechanism for distributing aid in Africa, are looking for an increase in Ottawa's pledge of $15-million in dollar-for- dollar grants to match the amounts private agencies are raising.