Negrillo

[ni-gril-oh]
noun, plural Ne·gril·los, (especially collectively) Ne·gril·lo.
  1. a member of any of various small-statured, indigenous peoples of Africa, as a Pygmy.

Origin of Negrillo

1850–55; < Spanish negrillo, diminutive of negro black
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Negrillo

noun plural -los or -loes
  1. a member of a dwarfish Negroid race of central and southern Africa

Word Origin for Negrillo

C19: from Spanish, diminutive of negro black
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