Definition of African nation
1. Noun. Any one of the countries occupying the African continent.
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State
Specialized synonyms: Namibia, Republic Of Namibia, South West Africa, Algeria, Algerie, Democratic And Popular Republic Of Algeria, Angola, Republic Of Angola, Burundi, Republic Of Burundi, Cameroon, Cameroun, Republic Of Cameroon, Central Africa, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic Of Chad, Tchad, Congo, French Congo, Republic Of The Congo, Belgian Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Zaire, Cote D'ivoire, Ivory Coast, Republic Of Cote D'ivoire, Benin, Dahomey, Republic Of Benin, Togo, Togolese Republic, Afars And Issas, Djibouti, Republic Of Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Republic Of Equatorial Guinea, Spanish Guinea, Eritrea, State Of Eritrea, Abyssinia, Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic Of Ethiopia, Yaltopya, Ruanda, Rwanda, Rwandese Republic, Botswana, Republic Of Botswana, Arab Republic Of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic, Kenya, Republic Of Kenya, Gabon, Gabonese Republic, Gabun, Gambia, Republic Of The Gambia, The Gambia, Ghana, Gold Coast, Republic Of Ghana, French Guinea, Guinea, Republic Of Guinea, Guine-bissau, Guinea-bissau, Portuguese Guinea, Republic Of Guinea-bissau, Basutoland, Kingdom Of Lesotho, Lesotho, Liberia, Republic Of Liberia, Libya, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Malagasy Republic, Republic Of Madagascar, Malawi, Nyasaland, Republic Of Malawi, French Sudan, Mali, Republic Of Mali, Islamic Republic Of Mauritania, Mauritania, Mauritanie, Muritaniya, Al-magrib, Kingdom Of Morocco, Maroc, Marruecos, Morocco, Mocambique, Mozambique, Republic Of Mozambique, Niger, Republic Of Niger, Federal Republic Of Nigeria, Nigeria, Republic Of Senegal, Senegal, Republic Of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Republic Of South Africa, South Africa, Republic Of The Sudan, Soudan, Sudan, Kingdom Of Swaziland, Swaziland, Tanzania, United Republic Of Tanzania, Republic Of Tunisia, Tunisia, Republic Of Uganda, Uganda, Northern Rhodesia, Republic Of Zambia, Zambia, Republic Of Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, Zimbabwe
Group relationships: Africa
Lexicographical Neighbors of African Nation
Literary usage of African nation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1908)
"... foreign fort in the fabric of a South african nation, or will they be handed over to the new South african nation? If the spirit which animates at ..."
2. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1908)
"Can they be kept so in future, remaining a foreign fort in the fabric of a South african nation, or will they be handed over to the new South african nation ..."
3. Speeches on Questions of Public Policy by John Bright (1879)
"With regard to the savage african nation, I will undertake to say that there are not fifteen men in this room more anxious to avoid war with the African ..."
4. Three Years' War by Christiaan Rudolf De Wet (1902)
"and all, we represent the african nation, and not only those members of it which are now in the field, but also those who rest beneath the soil, ..."
5. Essays on the Progress of Nations, in Civilization, Productive Industry by Ezra Champion Seaman (1868)
"It is singular, however, that no Negro nation, nor even any native african nation, has ever had the ingenuity to tame and train the elephant, ..."
6. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1911)
"They bear with them in one way their own reward, of which the assembling on Friday of the Parliament representing the newly-born South african nation is the ..."