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English definition of “African American”

African American

noun /ˈæf·rɪ·kən əˈmer·ɪ·kən/
an American person whose family came from Africa in the past
African-American adjective the African-American community
(Definition of African American noun from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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