Negrito

[ ni-gree-toh ]
/ nɪˈgri toʊ /

noun, plural Ne·gri·tos, Ne·gri·toes.

a member of any of various small-statured, indigenous peoples of Africa, the Philippines, the Malay Peninsula, the Andaman Islands, and southern India.

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Origin of Negrito

1805–15; < Spanish negrito, equivalent to negr(o) black + -ito diminutive suffix
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Negrito
/ (nɪˈɡriːtəʊ) /

noun plural -tos or -toes

a member of any of various dwarfish Negroid peoples of SE Asia and Melanesia

Word Origin for Negrito

C19: from Spanish, diminutive of negro black
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