designating or of one of the major geographical varieties of human beings, including the Australian Aborigines, the Veddas of Sri Lanka, possibly the Ainu, etc., who are generally characterized by dark skin, curly hair, large teeth and jaws, etc.
Origin of AustraloidAustral(ia) + -oid
a member of the Australoid population
Of or being a human racial classification traditionally distinguished by physical characteristics such as dark skin and dark curly hair, and including the Aboriginal peoples of Australia along with various peoples of Southeast Asia, especially Melanesia and the Malay Archipelago. No longer in scientific use. See Usage Note at Negroid.
Origin of AustraloidAustral(ian) + –oid.