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Negrito

[ ni-gree-toh ]
/ nɪˈgri toʊ /
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noun, plural Ne·gri·tos, Ne·gri·toes.
a member of any of various Indigenous peoples of Africa, the Philippines, the Malay Peninsula, the Andaman Islands, and southern India.
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Origin of Negrito

First recorded in 1760–70; from Spanish negrito, equivalent to negr(o) “black” + -ito, diminutive suffix; cf. Negrillo
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British Dictionary definitions for Negrito

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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