Australoid


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Aus·tra·loid

 (ô′strə-loid′)
adj.
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.


Aus′tra·loid′ n.

Australoid

(ˈɒstrəˌlɔɪd)
adj
(Peoples) denoting, relating to, or belonging to a supposed racial group that includes the native Australians and certain other peoples of southern Asia and the Pacific islands.
n
(Peoples) any member of this racial group
Usage: The word Australoid and other words ending in -oid and relating to racial groups, such as Mongoloid, are controversial scientifically and best avoided. If you need to mention the ethnicity of indigenous peoples from this region it is preferable to use a specific name, or a widely accepted term such as indigenous Australians or Aboriginal peoples

Aus•tra•loid

(ˈɔ strəˌlɔɪd)

also Aus•tra•li•oid

(ɔˈstreɪ liˌɔɪd)

n.
1. a member of a grouping of peoples consisting principally of the Australian Aborigines but sometimes including Papuans, Melanesians, various small-statured peoples, as Negritos, of the Philippines, Malay Peninsula, and Andaman Islands, and some of the tribes of India.
adj.
2. pertaining to or resembling the Australoids.
[1860–65]
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In the cycle of circles and transmigrating arcs Apache, Iroquois, Shoshone, and Cayenne Touched back to the Australoid face of their fathers.
none of the others are in the race however Chocolate Pyramid's performing magnificently she's approaching the second set of markers now HOTTENTOT, TWA, KOI KOI, AFRICIOD, AUSTRALOID into KEMET/Ancient Egypt, SUMER, SHANG, DRAVIDIAN, OLMEC Chocolate Pyramid's coming off the back turn she looks like an easy winner in this one folks .
This historical process is the famed Hindu synthesis of three main stratums, the Aryan, the Indus Valley Civilisation and the indigenous population, whose origins have been traced to Australoid tribes.
He goes on to attack 'typological' terms such as Australoid and Mongoloid, followed by an attack on phenotypic analyses of cranial and dental variables on the grounds that the factors which affect their heritability are not fully understood; many such analyses may thus reflect no more than the constraints of the particular statistical methods used.
One could think, as Johnston did, of four major races comprising humanity - Australoid, Caucasian, Negro, and Mongolic, in Johnston's terms.
The Polynesians as a race originate from Austronesian groups which spread into insular southeast Asia from the mainland, more than four thousand years ago, and expanded into western Oceania, bringing with them their Austronesian language and mixing with the indigenous Australoid populations.
Thus the ethnographic record of agricultural ritual and environment for New Guinea may be viewed as the result of the melding of Austronesian and/or Papuan cultural influences on the original substrate of Australoid language - and culture.
d) The convention debates are replete with thinly disguised expressions of contempt for non-Caucasoids, and particularly Australoids.