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nounpoetic, historical, archaic
A native or inhabitant of Africa, especially a black African; = "African".
adjectivepoetic, historical, archaic
Of or relating to Africa; = "African".
Old English; earliest use found in Orosius' History. From classical Latin Āfricus of or relating to Africa, also as noun (short for ventus Āfricus) denoting the south-west wind, in post-classical Latin also a native or inhabitant of Africa.
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