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Negroid

[ nee-groid ]

adjective

  1. Anthropology. (no longer in technical use) of, relating to, or characteristic of the peoples traditionally classified as the Negro race, especially those who originate in sub-Saharan Africa.


noun

  1. Older Use: Usually Offensive. a member of such peoples.

Negroid

/ ˈniːɡrɔɪd /

adjective

  1. denoting, relating to, or belonging to a darker-compexioned supposed racial group of mankind. This group includes the indigenous peoples of Africa south of the Sahara, their descendants elsewhere, and some Melanesian peoples


noun

  1. a member of this racial group
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Usage

The word Negroid and other words ending in -oid relating to racial groups, such as Mongoloid , are controversial scientifically and best avoided. If you need to refer to ethnicity, it is preferable to use the specific name of the people or peoples concerned
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Negroid1

First recorded in 1855–60; Negr(o) + -oid
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Example Sentences

She may not have had a Negroid bundle in her bottom, but it was close enough.

Behind them Negroid peoples poured into Africa, apparently in successive waves.

We found a branch of the great Negroid race starting very early from this region and migrating westward past Arabia into Africa.

Nor was the Negroid stock confined to Africa, though Africa has always been its geographical core.

In some ways resembling the Negro dialects, it betrays non-Negroid influences in the use of suffixes.

This dynasty was overthrown by the Negroid Mabas, who established Wadai to the eastward about 1640.

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