African

If you’re African, you’re from Africa. If you’re African-American, your ancestors are from Africa. African music comes from guess where? African refers to anyone or anything from a country on the African continent.

An African is a person from any African country. Whether you're from Angola, Uganda, Batswana, or any other African country, you're an African. Anything related to Africa can also be called African. African music, for example, has inspired many other genres, like jazz, blues, and good ol’ rock and roll. Since Africa is the home of the earliest humans, we owe a lot to the African continent.

Definitions of African
  1. noun
    a native or inhabitant of Africa
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    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)
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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
    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
  2. adjective
    of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples
    African languages”
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