Negroid

Negroid

[nee-groid]
adjective
1.
Anthropology. (no longer in technical use) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the peoples traditionally classified as the Negro race.
noun
2.
a member of such peoples.

Origin:
1855–60; Negr(o), + -oid

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Negroid (ˈniːɡrɔɪd)
 
adj
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
 
n
2.  a member of this racial group
 
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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