I had passed the day before two waggon loads of Negros, which were being transported, by the state, to Canada.
Most of the Negros footprints were lost in those of the hog.
Near the straits formed by Negros Island and that of Çubu, there is an island which we call the island of Fuegos.
At tiffin that noon on the Negros I told the story to the others.
This patrolling for Negros and deserters was another of the great obstacles to a successful passage through the country.
I knew a planter in Negros Island who was charged with homicide.
It was at Iloilo that we took a local excursion steamer across to the pueblo of Salai, in Negros.
Some Negros passed close to us, going to their work in an adjoining field.
Investigation does not bear out the statements of the historian previously quoted in regard to the early populations of Negros.
In the island of Negros there is a large spontaneous production.
"member of a black-skinned race of Africa," 1550s, from Spanish or Portuguese negro "black," from Latin nigrum (nominative niger) "black, dark, sable, dusky," figuratively "gloomy, unlucky, bad, wicked," of unknown origin (perhaps from PIE *nekw-t- "night," cf. Watkins). As an adjective from 1590s. Use with a capital N- became general early 20c. (e.g. 1930 in "New York Times" stylebook) in reference to U.S. citizens of African descent, but because of its perceived association with white-imposed attitudes and roles the word was ousted late 1960s in this sense by Black (q.v.).
Professor Booker T. Washington, being politely interrogated ... as to whether negroes ought to be called 'negroes' or 'members of the colored race' has replied that it has long been his own practice to write and speak of members of his race as negroes, and when using the term 'negro' as a race designation to employ the capital 'N' ["Harper's Weekly," June 2, 1906]Meaning "English language as spoken by U.S. blacks" is from 1704. French nègre is a 16c. borrowing from Spanish negro.