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Eurafrican

[yoo-raf-ri-kuh n, yuh-] /yʊˈræf rɪ kən, yə-/
adjective
1.
of mixed European and African descent.
noun
2.
a person of European and African descent.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; eur- + african
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Eurafrican

coined 1890 by anthropologist D.G. Brinton to designate a "race" of dark-skinned people inhabiting both sides of the Mediterranean; it was used 1920s to describe the "colored" population of South Africa, and 1960s with reference to political situations involving both continents; see Euro- + Africa.

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