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Africanism

[af-ri-kuh-niz-uh m] /ˈæf rɪ kəˌnɪz əm/
noun
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.
Origin of Africanism
1635-1645
1635-45; African + -ism
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  • I reached my destination without risk or adventure, but had the opportunity of seeing some new phases of Africanism on my arrival.

    Captain Canot Brantz Mayer
British Dictionary definitions for Africanism

Africanism

/ˈæfrɪkəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
something characteristic of Africa or Africans, esp a characteristic feature of an African language when introduced into a non-African language
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