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1A person from Africa, especially a black person.
- ‘Those being questioned today are Iraqis, Kurds and north Africans.’
- ‘Those books did not only affect South Africans but many southern Africans as well.’
- ‘It is a blend of customs of the Amerindians, the Africans, the East Indians and the Europeans.’
- ‘He condemned the tendency to identify black Africans with undemocratic practices as racist.’
- ‘There were also a hundred or so Africans and Asians, and almost 400 slaves.’
- ‘One in five Africans and one in three African adolescents live in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa.’
- ‘Another theme running through many of the responses was why Africans prefer European sports to African ones.’
- ‘We go back in time to trace the tensions between Sudanese, Arabs and black Africans.’
- ‘Meanwhile, more black African slaves were owned by black Africans than white Americans.’
- ‘The Creole foods created by Africans have been adopted by all the other groups.’
- ‘Prices paid by Africans to Africans were only infrequently recorded.’
- ‘In other words, by the early nineteenth century at least the evidence available to most Europeans about Africans was mixed.’
- ‘Asians, Africans and European-looking individuals made up the milling crowd.’
- ‘The wounded included Saudis and Arab expatriates, as well as Africans and Asians.’
- ‘My own instinct is that the future of Africa will be fundamentally determined by Africans and not by the rest of the world.’
- ‘Europeans and Africans are going deeper into the forest to dig for gold and diamonds.’
- ‘What might be true of the Dutch might not apply to Italians or Africans or North Americans.’
- ‘The film is a creditable effort to tell an African story from the point of view of an African.’
- ‘It now looks as if leprosy originated in East Africa, and Europeans and North Africans took it to West Africa.’
- ‘The South African diplomat said Africans accepted the fact that a leader will at one point run out of ideas.’
- 1.1 A person of black African descent.
- ‘Many of the names belong to people of Arabic, African or Asian descent.’
- ‘He created a free school to teach Africans and their descendants to read the Bible.’
- ‘There were men, women, and children from European, African, and Asian descent.’
- ‘There is going to be an enormous call on the Africans, but it may well require other people.’
- ‘The people from the African and Asian states will disappear from the mission.’
- ‘His mother was of mixed race, his father the descendant of West African slaves.’
- ‘How important was is to have the film made by Africans and people of African descent?’
- ‘As black African or Caribbean people we've been there, and are there still, but we're just not top of the list now.’
Relating to Africa or people of African descent.
- ‘On the opposite side of the circle, a man and a woman dressed in white are banging out frantic beats on African drums and tambourines.’
- ‘These refurbished tools will now be sent to Tanzania, Uganda and other African countries.’
- ‘On a high, we walked outside to the stalls where tie-dyed hats hung beside carvings of African gods.’
- ‘Their performance of world music, featuring African rhythms sung a cappella, should be a treat.’
- ‘They cannot help themselves once they catch the spirit of African culture.’
- ‘Soon afterwards, I went to another African country that got its independence years ago.’
- ‘Once Aisha recovered, the family began opening cases packed with African gifts for neighbours and friends.’
- ‘On this album, Larry sings in a combination of English and African languages.’
- ‘The disease is more common in men of African descent, and those aged over 60.’
- ‘It is aimed at the people who are descendants of north African immigrants.’
- ‘But Amanda hopes it will be the experience of a lifetime as she jets out to teach English to African children.’
- ‘They also work with improving the lives of African women through education.’
- ‘The men, all of North African descent, were dressed casually and appeared in the dock with two interpreters.’
- ‘On board were two men of African descent who had stowed away on the ship.’
- ‘This paper helped me see some of the best-known images of African art in a new light.’
- ‘There is a great future for African film on this continent and outside of this continent.’
- ‘Teachers at the school dressed up as African chiefs in traditional costume and pupils each brought in a bucket to take part in the event.’
- ‘The women are descended from African slaves who were brought from the Sudan which was once part of the Moroccan empire.’
- ‘Whether or not African countries will reach this goal is an open question.’
- ‘In several African countries this problem is being recognised and addressed.’
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