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n. pl. 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.
[Spanish, diminutive of negro, black person; see Negro.]
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n, pl -tos or -toes
(Peoples) a member of any of various dwarfish Negroid peoples of SE Asia and Melanesia
[C19: from Spanish, diminutive of negro black]
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n., pl. -tos, -toes.
a member of any of various small-statured peoples of Africa, the Philippines, the Malay Peninsula, the Andaman Islands, and S India.
[1805–15; < Sp]
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