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 spēlēsA. 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 dziesmastraditional 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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