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African American an American who has ancestors of African descent.
African-American of or having to do with Americans who have ancestors of African descent.
Afro-American See African-American.
black (sometimes capitalized) a person who has ancestors who came from Africa and who typically has dark skin, eyes, and hair; African American. [2/7 definitions]
blues (used with a singular or plural verb) a style of sad-sounding music with roots in African American folk music. Jazz and rock music developed from the blues. [1/2 definitions]
bongo1 an African antelope that is reddish brown with white stripes and has spiral-shaped horns.
Burundi a central African country between Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The capital of Burundi is Gitega.
Cape Verde an African country that is made up of a group of Atlantic islands just west of the Senegal coast. The capital of Cape Verde is Praia.
Central African Republic a country in central Africa. Bangui is the capital of the Central African Republic.
chimp a short form of chimpanzee, a highly intelligent African species of ape.
chimpanzee a mammal that lives in African rain forests. Chimpanzees are in the group of primate mammals called apes. They are related to, but smaller than, gorillas. Chimpanzees are very intelligent and sometimes use tools to get food.
click a sound that is made in some African languages by breathing in and clicking the tongue. [1/7 definitions]
Comoros a country made up of three islands that lie in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of the African continent. The capital of Comoros is Moroni.
Cote d'Ivoire a West African country on the Atlantic coast between Ghana and Liberia. The capital of Cote d'Ivoire is Yamoussoukro.
Djibouti an East African country bordered by Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia. The capital of Djibouti is also called Djibouti.
elephant an enormous mammal with a very long nose called a trunk. Elephants have curved tusks, huge, floppy ears, and four long, thick legs. Elephants use their trunks to pick up food, drink water, or lift things. They use their tusks to dig roots. Elephants travel in herds, eating tons of plants every day. African elephants are the largest mammals that live on land. Indian elephants are smaller and can be trained to work with people.
gorilla a very large ape that lives in African forests. Gorillas are the largest of the primates. Male gorillas living in zoos can weigh as much as six hundred pounds. All gorillas living in the wild are in danger of extinction.
impala an African antelope with long legs and reddish brown fur. Male impalas have long, curved horns. Impalas can jump up to ten feet in the air, higher than any other kind of antelope.
jazz a form of music with strong, complex rhythms that started with African Americans in the late 1800s. Jazz musicians often add notes or make up parts as they play.
Kwanzaa an African-American festival, celebrating family, community, and culture, held from December 26 to January 1.
NAACP an organization that works for equal rights for African Americans. NAACP is the abbreviation for "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People."