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  • noun Plural form of Africanism.

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Examples

  • If the few examples quoted have the effect of turning the attention of Southern teachers to the vulgar colloquial errors of their pupils, the lesson on "Africanisms" will have answered the end for which it was written.

    The Third Reader, Designed for the Use of Primary Schools,

  • One scholar has suggested that Wolof is also the source of certain “Americanisms,” in fact Africanisms that have entered mainstream American English.

    The English Is Coming!

  • One scholar has suggested that Wolof is also the source of certain “Americanisms,” in fact Africanisms that have entered mainstream American English.

    The English Is Coming!

  • LINGUIST DISCUSSION AT MUSEUM, curator Alcione Amos leads a tour of the exhibit "Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities Through Language," about the works of the pioneering linguist, who researched Africanisms found in the Gullah and Afro-Brazilian cultures. 1 p.m.,

    D.C. community calendar, Aug. 12 to 19, 2010

  • Always looking for the ‘Africanisms’ in dishes and then trying to chart their course from Africa to the region that spreads from Charleston to New Orleans.

    One Big Table

  • Many scholars, including Elkins, believe that the attempt to discover Africanisms in America by researchers such as Melville J. Herskovits has led to trivial and insignificant results.

    The Black Experience in America

  • Nor shall we delay over Africanisms, i.e. characteristics peculiar to African writers.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • The language of the liturgy was Latin, modified somewhat by the introduction of many Africanisms.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • Many a distinguished Southern orator has had to study hard before he could break himself of "Mammy's" Africanisms; and it is to spare our children this future trouble, that we call their attention to these errors.

    The Third Reader, Designed for the Use of Primary Schools,

  • Southern provincialisms and Africanisms, are not in the remotest degree allied or akin to the real Southern

    Social relations in our Southern States,

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