Negritude

Negritude

[neg-ri-tood, -tyood, nee-gri-]
noun (sometimes lowercase)
the historical, cultural, and social heritage considered common to black people collectively.

Origin:
1945–50; < French négritude; see Negro, -i-, -tude

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negritude (ˈniːɡrɪˌtjuːd, ˈnɛɡ-)
 
n
1.  the fact of being a Negro
2.  awareness and cultivation of the Negro heritage, values, and culture
 
[C20: from French, from nègreNegro1]

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