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nounarchaic historical poetic
A native or inhabitant of Africa, especially a black African; = African.
adjectivearchaic historical poetic
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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