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Negrito

[ni-gree-toh] /nɪˈgri toʊ/
noun, plural Negritos, Negritoes.
1.
a member of any of various small-statured, indigenous peoples of Africa, the Philippines, the Malay Peninsula, the Andaman Islands, and southern India.
Origin of Negrito
1805-1815
1805-15; < Spanish negrito, equivalent to negr(o) black + -ito diminutive suffix
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  • When the Negrito feels a pain within him he pulls off a berry and eats it.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • The average Negrito takes little pride in his dwelling place.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • The Negrito can not by any stretch of imagination be called a worker.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • In return for protection the Negrito had given him the land.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • The Negrito knows that the people of the lowlands for some reason have more food than he.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • The Negrito is by instinct, habits, and of necessity a hunter.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • The Negrito, as has been said, is remarkably ingenious in the construction of arrows.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • One of these stumps may be seen somewhere about a Negrito at almost any time.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • The disposition of the Negrito is peaceable and seldom leads him into trouble.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • It was a race week, and the two girls lunched at the Negrito.

    The Angel of Terror Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for Negrito

Negrito

/nɪˈɡriːtəʊ/
noun (pl) -tos, -toes
1.
a member of any of various dwarfish Negroid peoples of SE Asia and Melanesia
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish, diminutive of negro black
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