Definition of African

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Africa.

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples. "African languages"
Partainyms: Africa
Derivative terms: Africa

Definition of African

1. a. Of or pertaining to Africa.

2. n. A native of Africa; also one ethnologically belonging to an African race.

Definition of African

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Africa. ¹

2. Noun. A native of Africa; also one ethnologically belonging to an African race. ¹

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Medical Definition of African

1. Of or pertaining to Africa. African hemp, a fibre prerared from the leaves of the Sanseviera Guineensis, a plant found in Africa and India. African marigold, a tropical American plant (Tagetes erecta). African oak or African teak, a timber furnished by Oldfieldia Africana, used in ship building. Origin: L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of African

afraid of one's own shadow
africa south of the sahara
african (current term)
african green monkey kidney cell
african horse sickness
african horse sickness virus
african sleeping sickness
african swine fever
african swine fever-like viruses
african swine fever virus
african tapeworm
african tick typhus

Literary usage of African

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The new nation by John Morris (1880)
"Bini african Oga, a spear. Kupa african Akoa, a spear. Nupe african Ekoa, a spear. ... african, the same. Chin. II. 26 Yih, a spear or lance of a particular ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1899)
"South african Republic, in Oct., 1895. London, 1897. f°. c-8474. Report of the select Committee of the Cape of Good Hope House of Assembly on the Jameson ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"It gave anew impulse to the african mind, and induced the emigration from Sierra Leone, which opened the way into Yoruba and Dahomey, ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1882)
"WORK OF THE GERMAN african ASSOCIATION or intelligent native, the question of whether the Sanpo and Brahmaputra are one and the samo would immediately he ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"As a result, the african tribes have been isolated from all the great ... Add to the influences of this unvarying african environment and heredity all the ..."

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