Designates any human group having dark-coloured skin, especially of African ancestry. Used in the context of colonialism and apartheid South Africa to designate black people as an element in the population. Examples: 1. An African city : contrasting cultures / C. Janoff. Descriptors: Blacks; Whites. 2. Notes on the demography of black Africans in South Africa / S. de Vos. Descriptors: Blacks; demography; South Africa. Do not confuse with Africans, which designates citizens of African countries.
04.02 POPULATION BY DESCENT
For publications indexed before 2006, see also Africans.
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