Pronunciation: Ah-ca-ta

Meaning:

  1. Panther, black or bush cat.
  2. Nigerian nickname for black Americans (Associated with the rise of Black Panthers Party in 1960s,70s)
  3. Recent arrival from abroad (especially UK or USA) into Nigeria
  4. Used to refer to African Americans girls too distant from culture (lacks manners etc)

 

Examples:

  • You dey do like Akata (You’re acting like black Americans)
  • Na akata you go marry (You will marry an African American)

 

Country of Origin: Nigeria

Language of Origin: Yoruba

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