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Negrillo

[ ni-gril-oh ]
/ nɪˈgrɪl oʊ /
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noun, plural Ne·gril·los, (especially collectively) Ne·gril·lo.
a member of any of various small-statured, Indigenous peoples of Africa, as a Pygmy.
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Origin of Negrillo

First recorded in 1850–55; from Spanish negrillo, equivalent to negro “black” + -illo, diminutive suffix; cf. Negrito
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Negrillo
/ (nɪˈɡrɪləʊ) /

noun plural -los or -loes
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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