Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

Afro-

Africa; African and …

[Latin Afer, Afr-, African.]

Hyphenated terms often denote a combination of Africa with another country: Afro-Asiatic denotes a family of languages spoken in the Middle East and North Africa; Afro-American (now also in full as African-American), refers to black Americans; Afro-Caribbean to a person of African descent living in or coming from the Caribbean. In the US Afrocentric refers to teaching that emphasizes African history and culture. An Afro is a hairstyle reminiscent of the natural hair of some black people.

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