Definition of Central African in US English:

Central African

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of the central parts of Africa; (in later use also) specifically a native or inhabitant of the Central African Republic.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the central parts of Africa; (in later use also) specifically of or pertaining to the Central African Republic or its inhabitants.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Morning Post. From central + African, in later use (after its formation in 1960) often after the name of the Central African Republic.

Pronunciation

Central African

/ˌsɛntr(ə)l ˈafrɪk(ə)n/