Eurafrican [yoo-raf-ri-kuh n, yuh-] Word Origin adjective

  1. of mixed European and African descent.


  1. a person of European and African descent.

Origin of Eurafrican First recorded in 1885–90; Eur- + African Word Origin and History for eurafrican Eurafrican

coined 1890 by anthropologist D.G. Brinton to designate a “race” of dark-skinned people inhabiting both sides of the Mediterranean; it was used 1920s to describe the “colored” population of South Africa, and 1960s with reference to political situations involving both continents; see Euro- + Africa.

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