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[ni-gree-toh] /nɪˈgri toʊ/
noun, plural Negritos, Negritoes.
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
1805-15; < Spanish negrito, equivalent to negr(o) black + -ito diminutive suffix Unabridged
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noun (pl) -tos, -toes
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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