African-American

Definitions of African-American
  1. noun
    an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
    synonyms: African American, Afro-American, Black American
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    type of:
    American
    a native or inhabitant of the United States
  2. adjective
    pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry
    “many black people preferred to be called African-American or Afro-American”
    synonyms: Afro-American
    black
    of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin
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