nounpl. -·tos or -·toes
a member of any of certain dark-skinned peoples of short stature living in Oceania and Southeast Asia
Origin of NegritoSp, diminutive of negro, black, Negro: in allusion to their small stature and dark skin
nounpl. Ne·gri·tos, or Ne·gri·toes Anthropology
A member of any of various peoples of short stature inhabiting parts of Malaysia, the Philippines, and southeast Asia.
Origin of NegritoSpanish diminutive of negro black person ; see Negro .
(plural Negritos or Negritoes or Negrito)
- A member of a class of several ethnic groups who inhabit isolated parts of Southeast Asia.