Eurafrican

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Euro- +‎ African. Attested since 1884.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jʊəˈɹæfɹɪkən/
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Adjective[edit]

Eurafrican (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the continents of Europe and Africa combined
    Synonym: Eurafric
  2. Of European and African descent
    Synonym: Afropean

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Eurafrican (plural Eurafricans)

  1. An African with European ancestors.
  2. Someone of mixed European and African heritage.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 153:
      Just how cosmopolitan the town was is clear from the fact that two different races are found buried in the graves: the dolichocephalic Eurafrican, and the brachycephalic Proto-Mediterranean.
    Synonym: Afropean

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “Eurafrican”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.