An individual who has ancestry from the continent of Africa. It does not matter how many years since a family has left the continent of Africa. In the same way that a person may have 3 generations of Nigerians in America, he will never lose his ancestry.
Even though many generations of my family have been born in America, I am still African just like Chinese people who have been in America for generations are still considered Chinese.

But you've never been to Africa and don't speak an indigenous African language because they only want to teach Spanish and French in school?

In the same way that some Latinos don't speak Spanish and some Chinese people don't speak Chinese. It's about your ancestry and the need to be feel united with my people, although slavery deprived me of the ability to know exactly what country my ancestors originated from.
by GenaS May 23, 2007
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1.Of or relating to Africa or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
2.A native or inhabitant of Africa.
3.A person of African descent.
as i was drowning in quick sand i saw 2 african hunters come to my rescue.
by yankee April 2, 2003
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African: The worlds oldest inhabitants. The word "indigenous" means "the original" or "the first". It describe "the original" peoples who live in Africa, the old inhabitants (called "Black", english word, by modern Europeans), (not newcomers, or invaders). Also including the prototypical peoples of the African ancient and modern diaspora (African ancestry or descent). Originally inhabiting areas of tropical rain forestation, also desert dwellings.
by Vince Smith September 18, 2003
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The most educated and top earning immigrant group in the United States. Research found that of the 1.4 million sub-Saharan African immigrants who are 25 and older, 41% have a bachelor’s degree, compared with 30% of all immigrants and 32% of the U.S.-born population. The New American Economy study found that 1 in 3 of these undergraduate degrees were focused on science, technology, engineering and math That report also found that African immigrants were significantly more likely to have graduate degrees. A total of 16% had a master’s degree, medical degree, law degree or a doctorate, compared with 11% of the U.S.-born population, African immigrants were more than twice as likely than the U.S. population overall to work in healthcare, Lim said. There are more than 32,500 nursing, psychiatric or home health aides, more than 46,000 registered nurses and more than 15,700 doctors and surgeons. Most African immigrants are raised in very strict religious households and their parents tolerate zero bullshit.
Damn, I wonder who got the 100% on our Physics test and messed up the curve!

Well of course it was Jeremiah! He's the only African in our class!
by programminggeek 127127192 January 29, 2019
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one who is from the continent of africa. dont get it confused with black americans. black americans try to act african by namin their kids straight up ghetto names that they think are african, but they cant even spell them themsleves!
Black Americans and African Americans are very differnt in behavior and culture. A name like "quadicia" is a ghetto attempt at being african
by gunslingergirlvy_c_e July 17, 2005
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Any individual whose recent ancestry (in the past 50 years) is from the continent of Africa, in contrast with African Americans.

As an African I know that there are no people indigenous to the continent of Africa besides the people who are commonly referred to as "BLACK" today. This includes all 56 countries of Africa from South Africa, north through Kenya, to Egypt, and from Senegal in the West through Chad, Eastwards to the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean.

Asians (including Arabs, white Indians and East Asians) or pink (white/European) people that call themselves African are not indigenous but children of invaders fleeing persecution from Europe and Asia. They came to Africa seeking better lives free from wars and diseases. Some were peacefully ushered, some had to fight their way in. Hostilities still occur.

Also, Africans are people who because of physical characteristics, fall into the category designated as "BLACK."

But these Black people of Africa have over 30 different skin tones ranging from deep ebony to different sorts of browns to yellows.

Hair textures also range from kinky to curly to wavy. They also exhibit all the shapes of the noses and lip sizes that exist all over the world, giving credibility to the fact that all mankind descended from Black Africans.
Philip Emeagwali, the inventor of the supercomputer that made it possible for us to have internet today, is an African. However, more specifically, he is a Nigerian American.
by Khiminre August 30, 2006
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