Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



From afrikānis (African) +‎ -isks.


  • IPA(key): [āːfrikāːnisks]


afrikānisks (definite afrikāniskais, comparative afrikāniskāks, superlative visafrikāniskākais, adverb afrikāniski)

  1. African (relating to Africa and its peoples)
    šis vārds izklausās afrikānisksthis name sounds African
    afrikānisks dzīvoklis Maskavas centrāan African apartment in the center of Moscow

Usage notes[edit]

  • English “African” as an attributive adjective usually corresponds in Latvian to afrikāņu or afrikāniešu, the genitive singular forms of afrikānis and afrikānietis, or to Āfrikas, the genitive form of Āfrika. The adjective afrikānisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is African”), or in its adverbial form afrikāniski.
  • 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 afrikānisks.


Related terms[edit]