Definition of Affrilachian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌafrəˈlāCH(ē)ən/

Entry from US English dictionary


An African American who is native to or resides in Appalachia: [as modifier]: Affrilachian poets
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  • He took the poem with his new term, Affrilachian, to the writing group he met with regularly at the Cultural Center on the UK campus, where he also served as program coordinator.
  • Moreover, he hopes to see the works of the Affrilachian community flourish to wider audience.


Blend of African (American) and Appalachian.

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Syllabification: Af·fri·la·chi·an

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