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Africanism

Definitions

  • An African Mohammedan, an... Annamite, and a prisoner
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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Africanism A word, phrase, idiom, or custom peculiar to Africa or Africans. "The knotty Africanisms . . . of the fathers."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

African Sea-eagle African Sea-eagle
Head of African Elephant Head of African Elephant
African Village African Village

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dave Matthews relocated to the United States to avoid service in the South African Military.
    • n Africanism An African provincialism; a peculiarity of Latin diction characteristic of some of the African fathers of the church.
    • n Africanism A mode or peculiarity of speech of the African race in America.
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Quotations

  • Vladimir Nabokov
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    “Genius is an African who dreams up snow.”
  • Denis Diderot
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    “Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.”
  • Bob Geldof
    Bob Geldof
    “Irish Americans are no more Irish than Black Americans are Africans.”

Usage

In literature:

I asked who he was, and Carolina said he was an African, a compare.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
Octavian, the dictator of the West, had expelled Lepidus from the African provinces that had been assigned to him as his territory.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
On the following day three hundred medals were presented to South African veterans and seventeen deputations received.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
In this view emancipation is no less unjust to the African than opposed to the law of right.
"The Right of American Slavery" by True Worthy Hoit
Early on the 24th June the African coast, just south of Ras-Jard-Hafun, was sighted.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
All day we have been in sight of the African coast, the Atlas Mountains making one continuous range.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
They have shaped South African history ever since.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
They were my first lessons in African zoology.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Rome retained but a single African port, which was soon given up.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
African, who is carving, brandishes knife.
"Punch, or the London Charivari Volume 98, January 4, 1890" by Various
Jack Cameron was a stockbroker, and had done fairly well in South Africans.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
A small African canoe, made of the bark of trees.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
If they would only wait until the war is over, my South African shares would go up and there would be a chance of settling the matter.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
Only a few miles off lay the green point and the white houses which flanked the great African city.
"The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The African sun was bathing the landscape in a golden glory.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
Balloons in South African War, 1899-1900.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Golberry assures us that some of the African stuffs are extremely fine and beautiful.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
African subdued African; and it was the Kaffres who did the work of conquest here.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
His father, in the service of the African republic, fought with Hamilcar in Sicily.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
You are to sail for the African coast within a week.
"Jan Vedder's Wife" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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In poetry:

Boulla thus in an African glade,
In her season of beauty and youth,
In the deadliest danger display'd
All the quick-sighted courage of truth.
"The Lion" by William Hayley
KING BORRIA BUNGALEE BOO
Was a man-eating African swell;
His sigh was a hullaballoo,
His whisper a horrible yell -
A horrible, horrible yell!
"King Borria Bungalee Boo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
I see African and Asiatic towns;
I see Algiers, Tripoli, Derne, Mogadore, Timbuctoo, Monrovia;
I see the swarms of Pekin, Canton, Benares, Delhi, Calcutta,
Yedo;
"Salut Au Monde" by Walt Whitman
As the African says:
This is my tale which I have told,
if it be sweet, if it be not sweet,
take somewhere else and let some return to me.
This story ends with me still rowing.
"Rowing" by Anne Sexton
But moreover
A dark, unfathomed will, that is not un-Jewish;
A set, stoic endurance, non-European;
An ultimate desperateness, un-African;
A deliberate generosity, non-Oriental.
"The Evening Land" by D H Lawrence
This incident is startling, but nevertheless true,
And in midst of all dangers the Lord brought him through
Then, welcome him,. thrice welcome him, right cheerfully,
Shouting, Long live the great African explorer, Henry M Stanley!
"A Tribute to Henry M. Stanley" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Humphrey Bogart 's boat 'African Queen' saved from scrapheap.
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois looms over the study of African-American life like a cathedral over its close.
BOSTON — Tributes are pouring in following the death of Boston's first African-American city council president.
Bolling was elected City Council president, the first African American to hold the position, in 1986.
BOSTON — Bruce Bolling, the first African-American president of the Boston City Council, has died after a long battle with cancer.
How engraving and photography concealed, and revealed, the vital role African-Americans played in the Civil War railroad.
Africa's longest-serving ruler, Mr Bongo led his small West African nation for 41 years.
Diana Ross's Legendary African Dance Number.
An African American Architect Designs for Booker T Washington.
There's growing concern about the future of a local high school that has a rich history within the African American community.
As the Area Changed, It Became an African-American Church.
A Southern tradition with African roots, bottle tree s are believed to lure evil spirits with their shiny colors, then trap them and keep them out of the house — and we hope it's working well for Marisa.
A Southern tradition with African roots, bottle trees are believed to lure evil spirits with their shiny colors, then trap them and keep them out of the house — and we hope it's working well for Marisa.
How a South African Used Illegal Dolphin Kicks To Win Gold.
Wreath-laying Ceremony at The African Burial Ground in New York City next week.
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In science:

The African plate moves about 25 mm per year, whereas the Australian plate moves about 60 mm per year.
On the Quantum Aspects of Geophysics
S. Bar, S. Marek, B. Mersinger, L. Shelley, L., An investigation into the North African Crime-Terror Nexus, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Centre (2005).
Intelligence gathering by capturing the social processes within prisons
This was proved by Colombeau and stimulated research in this new field as one can see from the results obtained by the Austrian, Brazilian, French, Serbian and South African research groups and their collaborators (see and ).
Generalized Solutions of a Nonlinear Parabolic Equation with Generalized Functions as Initial Data
Province categorises a person in to one of the 9 South African provinces, and race categorises a person in to one of 6 race categories. Since we are dealing with a real-world study, involving missing data as discussed in section II, the data contain inherent errors.
Evaluating the Impact of Missing Data Imputation through the use of the Random Forest Algorithm
However, climatologists categorize far fewer types of circulation patterns; for our South African data, they conclude that M = 12 is adequate.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
The IRSF telescope is located at the South African Astronomical Observatory.
Recent Progress in Chirality Research Using Circularly Polarized Light
Heinsohn R, Packer C (1995) Complex cooperative strategies in group-territorial african lions.
Altruism can proliferate through group/kin selection despite high random gene flow
African mole rats informs hypotheses on the evolution of human diet.
Stable isotopes, functional morphology, and human evolution: a model of consilience
African Dinosaurs Unearthed: The Tendaguru Expeditions.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
African Dinosaurs Unearthed: The Tendaguru Expeditions.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
This work was supported in part by the South African Foundation for Research Development.
Analytic multivariate generating function for random multiplicative cascade processes
This work was supported by the South African Foundation for Research and Development.
1+3 Covariant Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropies I: Algebraic relations for mode and multipole representations
Abstract : We report new tests of the critical earthquake concepts performed on rockbursts in deep South African mines. We extend the concept of an optimal time and space correlation region and test it on the eight main shocks of our catalog provided by ISSI.
The critical earthquake concept applied to mine rockbursts with time-to-failure analysis
This paper presents a novel study testing this critical point concept for rockbursts occurring in deep South African mines. This system offers an intermediate range of scales between the laboratory and the earth crust.
The critical earthquake concept applied to mine rockbursts with time-to-failure analysis
We have presented first the concept of an optimal spatial and temporal correlation domain and have tested it on the eight main shocks of the catalog provided by ISSI of rockburst in deep South African miines. In a first test, we have used the simple power law time-to-failure formula.
The critical earthquake concept applied to mine rockbursts with time-to-failure analysis
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