- 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
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Examples from the Web for negrito
The average Negrito takes little pride in his dwelling place.
When the Negrito feels a pain within him he pulls off a berry and eats it.
The Negrito can not by any stretch of imagination be called a worker.
In return for protection the Negrito had given him the land.
The Negrito knows that the people of the lowlands for some reason have more food than he.
- a member of any of various dwarfish Negroid peoples of SE Asia and Melanesia
C19: from Spanish, diminutive of negro black
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