African

DEFINITIONS OF: African

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n a native or inhabitant of Africa

Examples:
Cleopatra
beautiful and charismatic queen of Egypt; mistress of Julius Caesar and later of Mark Antony; killed herself to avoid capture by Octavian (69-30 BC)
Hannibal
general who commanded the Carthaginian army in the second Punic War; crossed the Alps and defeated the Romans but was recalled to defend Carthage and was defeated (247-182 BC)
Hasdrubal
general who commanded a Carthaginian army in Spain; joined his brother Hannibal in Italy and was killed by the Romans at the battle of Metaurus River (died 207 BC)
Types:
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Black African
an African who is Black
Eurafrican
a person of mixed European and African descent
Algerian
a native or inhabitant of Algeria
Angolan
a native or inhabitant of Angola
Basotho
a member of a subgroup of people who inhabit Lesotho
Bantu
a member of any of a large number of linguistically related peoples of Central and South Africa
Beninese
a native or inhabitant of Benin
Burundian
a native or inhabitant of Burundi
Cameroonian
a native or inhabitant of Cameroon
Carthaginian
a native or inhabitant of ancient Carthage
Chadian
a native or inhabitant of Chad
Cewa, Chewa, Chichewa
a member of the Bantu-speaking people of Malawi and eastern Zambia and northern Zimbabwe
Congolese
a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
Djiboutian
a native or inhabitant of Djibouti
Egyptian
a native or inhabitant of Egypt
Ethiopian
a native or inhabitant of Ethiopia
Ewe
a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana
Fellata, Fula, Fulah, Fulani, Fulbe
a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of western Africa; they are traditionally cattle herders of Muslim faith
Gabonese
a native or inhabitant of Gabon
Kenyan
a native or inhabitant of Kenya
Liberian
a native or inhabitant of Liberia
Libyan
a native or inhabitant of Libya
Madagascan
a native or inhabitant of Madagascar
Malawian
a native or inhabitant of Malawi
Malian
a native or inhabitant of Mali
Mauritanian
a native or inhabitant of Mauritania
Moroccan
a native or inhabitant of Morocco
Mozambican
a native or inhabitant of Mozambique
Namibian
a native or inhabitant of Namibia
Nigerian
a native or inhabitant of Nigeria
Nigerien
a native or inhabitant of Niger
Senegalese
a native or inhabitant of Senegal
Sierra Leonean
a native or inhabitant of Sierra Leone
South African
a native or inhabitant of South Africa
Sudanese
a native or inhabitant of Sudan
Swazi
a member of a southeast African people living in Swaziland and adjacent areas
Tanzanian
a native or inhabitant of Tanzania
Togolese
a native or inhabitant of Togo
Tuareg
a member of a nomadic Berber people of the Sahara
Tunisian
a native or inhabitant of Tunisia
Ugandan
a native or inhabitant of Uganda
Gambian
a native or inhabitant of Gambia
Ghanian
a native or inhabitant of Ghana
Guinean
a native or inhabitant of Guinea
Rwandan
a native or inhabitant of Rwanda
Somali, Somalian
a member of a tall dark (mostly Muslim) people inhabiting Somalia
Xhosa
a member of the Negroid people of southern South Africa
Zairean, Zairese
a native or inhabitant of Zaire
Zambian
a native or inhabitant of Zambia
Zimbabwean
a native or inhabitant of Zimbabwe
Zulu
a member of the tall Negroid people of eastern South Africa; some live in KwaZulu-Natal under the traditional clan system but many now work in the cities
Berber
a member of an indigenous people of northern Africa
Afrikander, Afrikaner, Boer
a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans
Almoravid
a member of a Muslim dynasty of Berber warriors that flourished from 1049 to 1145 and that established political dominance over northwestern Africa and Spain
Angolese
a member of the Bantu tribes resident in Angola
Herero
a member of a pastoral Bantu people living in Namibia, Botswana, and Angola
Hutu
a member of a Bantu people living in Rwanda and Burundi
Chiluba, Luba
a member of a Bantu people in southeastern Congo
Sotho
a member of the Bantu people who inhabit Botswana, Lesotho, and northern South Africa and who speak the Sotho languages
Batswana, Bechuana, Tswana
a member of a Bantu people living chiefly in Botswana and western South Africa
Tutsi, Watusi, Watutsi
a member of a Bantu speaking people living in Rwanda and Burundi
Copt
an Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians
Amhara
a member of the Semitic speaking people of northern Ethiopia
Eritrean
a native or inhabitant of Eritrea
Theban
an Egyptian inhabitant of ancient Thebes
Hausa, Haussa
a member of a Negroid people living chiefly in northern Nigeria
Edo
a member of a west African people living in the tropical forest region of southern Nigeria
Igbo
a member of the largest ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria
Yoruba
a member of a West African people living chiefly in southwestern Nigeria
Cairene
a native or inhabitant of Cairo
caffer, caffre, kaffir, kafir
an offensive and insulting term for any Black African
Nubian
a native or inhabitant of Nubia
Riff, Riffian
a Berber living in northern Morocco
Shona
a member of a Bantu tribe living in present-day Zimbabwe
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

adj of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples

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