African American meaning

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  • African Americans, also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans, is an ethnic group of citizens or residents of the United States with total or partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • African Americans constitute the second largest racial and ethnic minority in the United States. Most African Americans are of West and Central African descent and are descendants of enslaved blacks within the boundaries of the present United States.
  • African-American history starts in the 16th century, with Africans forcibly taken as slaves to Spanish America, and in the 17th century with African slaves taken to English colonies in North America.
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    1. Adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      1. en African Americans
      2. en African American Vernacular English
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      Meaning of African American for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "African American" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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