Old English Africanas (plural), from Latin Africanus (adj.), from Africa (see Africa). Used of white residents of Africa from 1815. Used of black residents of the U.S. from late 18c., when it especially meant "one brought from Africa" and sometimes was contrasted to native-born Negro. As an adjective by 1560s, "pertaining to Africa or Africans" (Old English had Africanisc); from 1789 as "of or pertaining to black Americans."
1. And a number of African countries, too, are slipping through the net.
2. The African National Congress threatened to withdraw from the talks.
3. Contemporary African cinema has much to offer in its vitality and freshness.
4. They flew the flag of the African National Congress.
5. The South African mailboat arrived on Friday mornings unless bad weather intervened.