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[ney-grohs; Spanish ne-graws]
  1. an island of the central Philippines. 5043 sq. mi. (13,061 sq. km).
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Historical Examples of negros

  • In Negros a return of 50 cabans to one may be taken as a fair average.

    The Philippine Islands

    John Foreman

  • In Cebú and Negros Islands they were permitted to roam about on the highroads and beg.

  • I knew a planter in Negros Island who was charged with homicide.

  • Such things as that had happened in Negros more than once, to other officials.

  • Most of the negros footprints were lost in those of the hog.

British Dictionary definitions for negros


  1. an island of the central Philippines, one of the Visayan Islands. Capital: Bacolod. Pop: 3 700 000 (2000 est). Area: 12 704 sq km (4904 sq miles)
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