Negroid(redirected from Congoid)
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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.
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.
(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
(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
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.
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|Noun||1.||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
Negress - a Black woman or girl
Black man - a man who is Black
Black woman - a woman who is Black
jigaboo, nigga, nigger, nigra, coon, spade - (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person; "only a Black can call another Black a nigga"
Tom, Uncle Tom - (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
|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.