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 History of this Word

"afro" is from "Afer" (an African) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"afro-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "Africa" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

afro- illustration The Afro-American Cultural Center and community come together to celebrate and support the center?s exhibits.
afro- illustration The vast majority of languages in all the African language groups exhibit tone, except for the Afroasian group.