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ne·gri·tudeor Ne·gri·tude (nē′grĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′, nĕg′rĭ-)
An aesthetic and ideological concept affirming the independent nature, quality, and validity of black culture.
[French négritude, from nègre, black person, from Spanish negro; see Negro.]
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1. the fact of being a Negro
2. awareness and cultivation of the Negro heritage, values, and culture
[C20: from French, from nègre Negro1]
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Neg•ri•tude(ˈnɛg rɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ˈni grɪ-)
n. (sometimes l.c.)
prideful recognition by black peoples of their historical, cultural, and social heritage.
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|Noun||1.||Negritude - an ideological position that holds Black culture to be independent and valid on its own terms; an affirmation of the African cultural heritage|
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