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Negroid

[nee-groid] /ˈni grɔɪd/
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
2.
Older Use: Usually Offensive. a member of such peoples.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; Negr(o) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for Negroid

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
2.
a member of this racial group
Usage note
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 Origin and History for Negroid

negroid

adj.

1844, a hybrid, from Negro and Greek suffix -oeides "like, resembling" (see -oid). As a noun from 1859.

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