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Africanisms refers to characteristics of African culture that can be traced through societal practices and institutions of the African diaspora.[1] Throughout history, the dispersed descendants of African people have displayed many forms of cultural retention of their African ancestry. Also, common throughout history, is the misunderstanding of these remittances[2] and their meanings.


  1. ^ "Africanism". Merriam-Webster. Encyclopædia Britannica Company. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ "USA/Africa Dialogue, No 447: Africanisms in the Americas". Retrieved 2017-01-30.