Pronunciation: (af"ri-kan'u, -kä'nu, -kā'nu), [key]
—n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. artifacts or artistic or literary works of any of the nations of Africa reflecting geographical, historical, or cultural development.
2. a collection of materials, as books and documents, on African history or culture.
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