African Countries' Demonyms/Nationalities (Noun & Adjective Forms of African Countries)


By a simple definition, Demonym is the name that is used to mean a person or the people who live in a particular country, state, or other locality. Demonym denotes the nationality of a person.
Examples of Demonyms
Kenya - Kenyan 
Tanzania - Tanzanian 
Canada - Canadian 
Most of the demonyms can be used both as nouns and adjectives. See examples below:
He is a Kenyan (as noun) 
She is a Tanzanian (as noun) 
He is a Kenyan Citizen (as adjective) 
She is a Tanzanian woman (as adjective) 

The following are the African Countries' Demonyms/Nationalities: 

s/n - Country - Its Denonym(s)/Nationality Form
[1] Algeria - Algerian 
[2] Angola - Angolan 
[3] Benin - Beninese 
[4] Botswana - Botswanan(All); Batswana(Plural), Motswana(Singular) 
[5] Burkina Faso - Burkinabe/Burkinese 
[6] Burundi - Burundian 
[7] Cape Verde - Cape Verdean/Cabo Verdean 
[8] Cameroon - Cameroonian 
[9] Central African Republic - Central African
[10] Chad - Chadian 
[11] Comoros - Comorian
[12] Congo, Democratic Republic of the - Congolese 
[13] Congo, Republic of the - Congolese 
[14] Côte d'Ivoire - Ivorian 
[15] Djibouti - Djiboutian 
[16] Egypt - Egyptian 
[17] Equatorial Guinea - Equatorial Guinean/Equatoguinean
[18] Eritrea - Eritrean/Bahrmidri (historic)
[19] Eswatini - Swazi 
[20] Ethiopia - Ethiopian 
[21] Gabon - Gabonese/Gabonaise
[22] Gambia - Gambian 
[23] Ghana - Ghanaian/Ghananian 
[24] Guinea - Guinean 
[25] Guinea-Bissau - Guinean 
[26] Kenya - Kenyan 
[27] Lesotho - Lesothan/Lesothanian(All); Basotho(Plural), Mosotho(Singular)
[28] Liberia - Liberian 
[29] Libya - Libyan 
[30] Madagascar - Madagascan/Malagasy 
[31] Malawi - Malawian 
[32] Mali - Malian
[33] Mauritania - Mauritanian 
[34] Mauritius - Mauritian 
[35] Morocco - Moroccan 
[36] Mozambique - Mozambican 
[37] Namibia - Namibian 
[38] Niger - Nigerien
[39] Nigeria - Nigerian 
[40] Rwanda - Rwandan/Rwandese
[41] Sao Tome and Principe - Sao Tomean/Santomean 
[42] Senegal - Senegalese 
[43] Seychelles - Seychellois/Seychelloise 
[44] Sierra Leone - Sierra Leonian 
[45] Somalia - Somali/Somalian 
[46] South Africa - South African 
[47] South Sudan - South Sudanese 
[48] Sudan - Sudanese 
[49] Tanzania - Tanzanian/Tanzanite 
[50] Togo - Togolese 
[51] Tunisia - Tunisian 
[52] Uganda - Ugandan 
[53] Zambia - Zambian 
[54] Zimbabwe - Zimbabwean/Zimbo(Colloquial) 

More Examples:
[1] Sao Tomean government has opened its borders. 
[2] A Seychellois airline has suspended its international flights. 
[3] Most Nigerians are good footballers 
[4] Mauritian people are very kind. 
[5] The Swazi people like to use South African rands
[6] He an Equatorial Guinean citizen 
[7] Didier Drogba is the most successful Ivorian footballer 
[8] Djiboutian President will give his speech today 
[9] Brenda lives in one of the Comorian islands
[10] Malian government is fighting against rebels 

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References
[1] Meredith, M (2006) The State of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence, Jonathan Ball Publishers Ltd, Jeppestown. 

[2] Liberty Writers Africa. https://libertywritersafrica.com, 2019 

[3] Wikipedia. https://en.m.wikipedia.org, 2019 

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