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African British & World English

A person from Africa, especially a black person

pan-African British & World English

Relating to all people of African birth or descent

African daisy British & World English

A plant of the daisy family, cultivated for its bright flowers

African lynx British & World English

another term for caracal.

African Union British & World English

An association of African states formed in 2002 from the Organization of African Unity

South African British & World English

A native or inhabitant of South Africa

African violet British & World English

A small East African plant with heart-shaped velvety leaves and violet, pink, or white flowers

African elephant British & World English

The elephant native to Africa, which is larger than the Indian elephant and has larger ears and a two-lipped trunk

South African Dutch British & World English

The Afrikaans language from the 17th to the 19th centuries, during its development from Dutch

African horse sickness British & World English

A notifiable viral disease of horses, which is usually fatal. It is transmitted by biting insects and occurs chiefly in Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean

Central African Republic British & World English

A country of central Africa; population 4,511,500 (est. 2009); languages, French (official), Sango; capital, Bangui. Formerly a French colony, it became a republic within the French Community in 1958 and a fully independent state in 1960

African National Congress British & World English

A South African political party and black nationalist organization. Having been banned by the South African government 1960–90, the ANC was victorious in the country’s first democratic elections in 1994 and its leader Nelson Mandela became the country’s President

Organization of African Unity British & World English

An association of African states founded in 1963 for mutual cooperation and the elimination of colonialism in Africa. In 2002 it was reconstituted as the African Union

Kenya African National Union British & World English

A Kenyan political party formed in 1960 and led first by Jomo Kenyatta. KANU won the first Kenyan elections and took the country into independence in 1963; it has since dominated Kenyan politics, ruling as the sole legal party 1982–91

Zimbabwe African National Union British & World English

A Zimbabwean political party formed in 1963 as a guerrilla organization and led from 1975 by Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe African People's Union British & World English

A Zimbabwean political party formed in 1961 as a guerrilla organization and led by Joshua Nkomo. It merged with ZANU in 1989

African lynx in lynx British & World English

another term for caracal.

rice British & World English

A swamp grass which is widely cultivated as a source of food, especially in Asia

civet British & World English

A slender nocturnal carnivorous mammal with a barred and spotted coat and well-developed anal scent glands, native to Africa and Asia

padauk British & World English

The large tree of the pea family which produces padauk, native to the Old World tropics

blackwood British & World English

A tropical hardwood tree of the pea family, which produces high-quality dark timber

bullfrog British & World English

A very large frog which has a deep booming croak and is often a predator of smaller vertebrates

buffalo British & World English

A heavily built wild ox with backward-curving horns, found mainly in the Old World tropics:

mahogany British & World English

Used in names of trees which yield timber similar to mahogany, e.g. African mahogany

marigold British & World English

A plant of the daisy family with yellow, orange, or copper-brown flowers, cultivated as an ornamental

rosewood British & World English

Used in names of other trees which yield timber similar to rosewood, e.g. African rosewood

African rice in rice British & World English

A swamp grass which is widely cultivated as a source of food, especially in Asia

bush pig British & World English

A wild pig that is native to the forests and savannahs of Africa and Madagascar

African bush pig in bush pig British & World English

A wild pig that is native to the forests and savannahs of Africa and Madagascar

Cape hunting dog in hunting dog British & World English

An African wild dog that has a dark coat with pale markings and a white-tipped tail, living and hunting in packs

grey parrot British & World English

A parrot of western equatorial Africa, with grey plumage and a red tail, often kept as a pet for its mimicking abilities

African grey parrot in grey parrot British & World English

A parrot of western equatorial Africa, with grey plumage and a red tail, often kept as a pet for its mimicking abilities

fish eagle British & World English

An eagle that catches and feeds on fish

African mahogany in mahogany British & World English

Used in names of trees which yield timber similar to mahogany, e.g. African mahogany

African violet in violet British & World English

Used in names of similar-flowered plants of other families, e.g. African violet

African rosewood in rosewood British & World English

Used in names of other trees which yield timber similar to rosewood, e.g. African rosewood

African buffalo in buffalo British & World English

A heavily built wild ox with backward-curving horns, found mainly in the Old World tropics:

African bullfrog in bullfrog British & World English

A very large frog which has a deep booming croak and is often a predator of smaller vertebrates

African padauk in padauk British & World English

The large tree of the pea family which produces padauk, native to the Old World tropics

Eve hypothesis British & World English

The hypothesis (based on study of mitochondrial DNA) that modern humans have a common female ancestor who lived in Africa around 200,000 years ago

African Eve hypothesis in Eve hypothesis British & World English

The hypothesis (based on study of mitochondrial DNA) that modern humans have a common female ancestor who lived in Africa around 200,000 years ago

African marigolds in marigold British & World English

A plant of the daisy family with yellow, orange, or copper-brown flowers, cultivated as an ornamental

African fish eagle in fish eagle British & World English

An eagle that catches and feeds on fish

African English-Spanish

africano

Pan-African English-Spanish

panafricano

South African English-Spanish

sudafricano, surafricano


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