afrikānietis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From afrikānis +‎ -ietis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [afrikāːniɛtis]
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  • IPA(key): [āːfrikāːniɛtis]
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Noun[edit]

afrikānietis m (1st declension, feminine form: afrikāniete)

  1. an African man, a man born in Africa or of African descent
    A. Bikila kļuva par pirmo melnādaino āfrikānieti, kas spējis izcīnīt zelta medaļu Olimpiskajās spēlēs — A. Bikila became the first black African who managed to win a gold medal in the Olympic Games
  2. (genitive plural) African; pertaining to Africa and its peoples
    tradicionālas afrikāniešu dziesmas — traditional African songs

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Usage notes[edit]

The pronunciation of this word seems to vary as to whether or not the first vowel is considered long, following Āfrika, or short, following its current spelling afrikānietis.

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