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From African +‎ -ist.


Africanist ‎(plural Africanists)

  1. A specialist in African studies.
    • 1994, Trout Gallery, ‎Peter M. Lukehart, ‎Cornelius Oyeleke Adepegba, Ahistorical Sculpture of West Africa (page 5)
      Noted Africanist, William Fagg, consistently stresses the tribality of sub-Saharan art []
  2. An African nationalist; someone who subscribes to the doctrine of Africanism.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 194:
      The ANC was criticized by a number of Africanist members who accused the leadership of protecting the interests of the landlords at the expense of the tenants.


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