Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Materials, such as books, documents, or art objects, relating to the history or culture of African peoples.

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  • noun Collectible objects, such as maps, documents and artifacts, peculiar to Africa, especially Southern Africa.

Etymologies

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Latin africana, the neuter plural of africanus ("African"). Surface analysis Africa +‎ -ana (“things (plural)”), analogous to Americana. First attested in 1908.

Examples

  • With K. Anthony Appiah, he co-edited the encyclopedia Encarta Africana published on CD-ROM by Microsoft (1999), and in book form by Basic Civitas Books under the title Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience (1999).

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • HENRI BOSHOFF, INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES: What we call Africana nationalism, they are the lost tribe, and that there will be a third war, a republican war.

    CNN Transcript Nov 9, 2002

  • Prof. Margaret Washington, history, decried the incident as "absolutely disgusting and despicable" and discussed how the situation has cast doubt upon the notion of Africana as a safe space.

    Stories from The Sun

  • Prof. Margaret Washington, history, decried the incident as "absolutely disgusting and despicable" and discussed how the situation has cast doubt upon the notion of Africana as a safe space.

    Stories from The Sun

  • Prof. Margaret Washington, history, decried the incident as "absolutely disgusting and despicable" and discussed how the situation has cast doubt upon the notion of Africana as a safe space.

    Stories from The Sun

  • After he arrived in Ghana he began work on the Encyclopedia Africana, a work completed by Harvard professors Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and titled Africana - The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience. jubilee. shine said:

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  • Caralee McLiesh, one of the report's authors, told a gathering in Johannesburg on Wednesday that based on the "Africana" hypothesis, large improvements were possible in Africa.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • McLiesh said entry into "Africana" to do business would rank with Mauritius whose points on this criterion were the same as

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Africana," ranked at number 10, would be on a par with Ireland and between Norway and Japan.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He roared into "Africana," his neck swelling, the veins standing out.

    A Farewell To Arms

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