Pronunciation: (af'ri-ku-nīz"), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to replace the European or white staff of (an organization in Africa) with black Africans.
2. to bring under African, esp. black African, influence or to adapt to African needs. Also, esp. Brit.,Af'ri•can•ise".
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