Africanism Af"ri*can*ism, n. A word, phrase, idiom, or custom peculiar to Africa or Africans. ``The knotty Africanisms . . . of the fathers.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • africanism — africanísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  AFRICANÍSM s. n. particularitate a limbajului francez vorbit în Africa. (< fr. africanisme) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Africanism — [af′ri kəniz΄əm] n. 1. an African custom, characteristic, or belief 2. a word, phrase, grammatical construction, or other feature originating in or peculiar to an African language 3. devotion to African customs, traditions, etc.; specif.,… …   English World dictionary

  • Africanism — /ˈæfrɪkənɪzəm/ (say afrikuhnizuhm) noun 1. a custom, trait, etc., peculiar to African people. 2. a characteristic of an African language when introduced into a non African language. 3. devotion to or preference for Africa and African customs, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • Africanism — noun Date: 1641 1. a characteristic feature (as a custom or belief) of African culture 2. a characteristic feature of an African language occurring in a non African language 3. allegiance to the traditions, interests, or ideals of Africa •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Africanism — /af ri keuh niz euhm/, n. 1. something that is characteristic of African culture or tradition. 2. a word, term, or the like, that has been adopted from an African language. 3. African culture, ideals, or advancement. [1635 45; AFRICAN + ISM] * *… …   Universalium

  • Africanism — noun a) Eurocentric representation of Africans or people of African ancestry. b) A characteristically African cultural feature, such as a belief, custom or linguistic feature …   Wiktionary

  • Africanism — n. belief or custom that is characteristic of African culture; African expression or word that is used in a non African language …   English contemporary dictionary

  • africanism — af·ri·can·ism …   English syllables

  • Africanism — Af•ri•can•ism [[t]ˈæf rɪ kəˌnɪz əm[/t]] n. 1) cvb ant something that is characteristic of African culture or tradition 2) ling. a word, phrase, or linguistic feature adopted from an African language into a non African language 3) cvb ant African… …   From formal English to slang

  • africanism — ˈafrə̇kəˌnizəm, ēk noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized : something that is characteristically African: as a. : a characteristic feature of the Latin used by early Christian writers of northern Africa b. : the theological doctrines of early… …   Useful english dictionary

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