Negroid

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Ne·groid

 (nē′groid′)
adj.
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.


Ne′groid′ n.
Usage Note: The word Negroid was coined as a racial categorization in the 1800s. Negroid, Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and other -oid words, once widely used in anthropology, are now rarely used scientifically. The general nonscientific use of these words is often considered offensive and should be avoided.
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Negroid

(ˈniːɡrɔɪd)
adj
(Peoples) Also: Negroidal denoting, relating to, or belonging to a darker-complexioned supposed racial group of mankind. This group includes the indigenous peoples of Africa south of the Sahara, their descendants elsewhere, and some Melanesian peoples
n
(Peoples) a member of this racial group
Usage: 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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Ne•groid

(ˈni grɔɪd)

adj.
1. of, designating, or characteristic of one of the traditional racial divisions of humankind, generally marked by brown to black skin, dark eyes, and woolly or crisp hair and including esp. the indigenous peoples of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants.
n.
2. a person having Negroid physical characteristics.
[1855–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Negroid - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)Negroid - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
person of color, person of colour - (formal) any non-European non-white person
Negress - a Black woman or girl
Black race, Negro race, Negroid race - a dark-skinned race
Black man - a man who is Black
Black woman - a woman who is Black
colored, colored person - a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
darkey, darkie, darky - (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black people
jigaboo, nigger, nigra, coon, spade - (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person
Tom, Uncle Tom - (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
Adj.1.negroid - characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race; "negroid features"
black - of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.
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Translations

negroid

[ˈniːgrɔɪd] ADJnegroide
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Negroid

adjnegroid
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negroid

[ˈniːgrɔɪd] adjnegroide
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References in periodicals archive ?
The hair of the Congoid skin is the most distinct phenotype characteristic of the skin of colour.
Coon divides the races into five categories--Australoid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid, Congoid, and Capoids--and supports his thesis with photographs of African persons in close proximity to photographs of lemurs, chimpanzees, and gorillas (plates 8-16), as well as comparative analyses of skulls and bone fragments of the early hominin Paranthropus boisei and Australian aborigines (plate 23).
Coon, a well-known University of Pennsylvania anthropologist, published The Origin of Races, in which he argued that what he classified as the five major racial groups (Australoid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid, Capoid, and Congoid) are actually separate "subspecies," each occupying "its own level on the evolutionary scale." His project was funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation (the anthropology profession's principal source for research support), the National Science Foundation, and the U.S.