Negroid meaning

nēgroid
Of or being a human racial classification traditionally distinguished by physical characteristics such as brown to black skin and often tightly curled hair and including peoples indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa. No longer in scientific use.
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Designating or of one of the major traditional geographic groupings of human beings, including the majority of the peoples of Africa, and peoples of Melanesia, New Guinea, etc. who are generally characterized by a dark skin, black, very curly hair, etc.: loosely called the black race.
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A member of the Negroid population.
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Origin of negroid

  • Negr(o) –oid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition