afrikānis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same source as Āfrika, made into a masculine second-declension noun.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): [āːfɾikāːnis]
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Noun[edit]

afrikānis m (2nd declension, feminine form: afrikāniete)

  1. an African man, a man born in Africa or of African descent
    es neesmu afrikānis — I am an African
    afrikāņi SanktpēterburgāAfricans in Saint Petersburg
  2. (genitive plural) African; pertaining to Africa and its peoples
    afrikāņu literatūraAfrican literature
    afrikāņu pasakasAfrican folk tales

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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 afrikānis.

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