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Negritude

[neg-ri-tood, -tyood, nee-gri-] /ˈnɛg rɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ˈni grɪ-/
noun, (sometimes lowercase)
1.
the historical, cultural, and social heritage considered common to black people collectively.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; < French négritude; see Negro, -i-, -tude
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British Dictionary definitions for Negritude

negritude

/ˈniːɡrɪˌtjuːd; ˈnɛɡ-/
noun
1.
the fact of being a Negro
2.
awareness and cultivation of the Negro heritage, values, and culture
Word Origin
C20: from French, from nègreNegro1
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Word Origin and History for Negritude

negritude

n.

1950, from French négritude; see negro + -tude. Supposedly coined by young authors in the French colonies of Africa before World War II.

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