A native or inhabitant of Africa, especially a black African; = "African".
In Old English (in plural) also: Africa.
Of or relating to Africa; = "African".
Old English; earliest use found in Orosius' History. From classical Latin Āfricus of or relating to Africa, also as noun (short for ventus Āfricus) denoting the south-west wind, in post-classical Latin also a native or inhabitant of Africa.