What is another word for african?

622 synonyms found


[ ˈafɹɪkən], [ ˈafɹɪkən], [ ˈa_f_ɹ_ɪ_k_ə_n]

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How to use "African" in context?

African has origins that date back to prehistory. It is thought that the physical characteristics of modern Africans are the result of the interaction of several different human populations that have crossed the continent over time. The original African population is thought to have consisted of a mixture of the aboriginal people of Africa, who were the first to inhabit the continent, with Near East and European peoples. African identity has evolved over time, and the term has come to denote a variety of different cultures and peoples.

Africans are a diverse group, with a cultural heritage that is sometimes shared and sometimes unique.

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  • Equivalence

    • Verb, gerund or present participle
  • Forward Entailment

    • Proper noun, singular
    • Noun, singular or mass
  • Reverse Entailment

    • Adjective
      non-african, pan-african, inter-African.
    • Proper noun, singular
      pan-african, inter-African.
  • Independent

    • Adjective
    • Noun, singular or mass
  • Other Related

    • Adjective
    • Proper noun, singular
      africana, africaine.
    • Noun, singular or mass

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