- Anthropology. a descriptive category including principally the Australian Aborigines and sometimes including Papuans, Melanesians, various small-statured peoples, as Negritos, of the Philippines, Malay Peninsula, and Andaman Islands, and some of the tribes of central and southern India.
- pertaining to or having the characteristics of the Australoids.
Origin of Australoid
Examples from the Web for australoid
Historical Examples of australoid
The Australoid seems on the whole not equipped for the effort.The Pacific Triangle
This prevelence of body and face hair seems to conform to parts of Melanesia where it may be regarded as an Australoid element.A Racial Study of the Fijians
Norman E. Gabel
The primitive Negro stock was "mulatto" in the sense of being not widely differentiated from the dark, original Australoid stock.The Negro
W.E.B. Du Bois
It is also probable that the Australoid family extends into south Arabia and Egypt.
The Negritos appear to be derived from a mixture of the true Negro with the Australoid type.
- denoting, relating to, or belonging to a supposed racial group that includes the native Australians and certain other peoples of southern Asia and the Pacific islands.
- any member of this racial group