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ne·gri·tude

or Ne·gri·tude  (nē′grĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′, nĕg′rĭ-)
n.
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.]

negritude

(ˈniːɡrɪˌtjuːd; ˈnɛɡ-)
n
1. the fact of being a Negro
2. awareness and cultivation of the Negro heritage, values, and culture
[C20: from French, from nègre Negro1]

Neg•ri•tude

(ˈnɛg rɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ˈni grɪ-)

n. (sometimes l.c.)
prideful recognition by black peoples of their historical, cultural, and social heritage.
[1945–50; < French négritude; see Negro1, -i-, -tude]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Negritude - an ideological position that holds Black culture to be independent and valid on its own terms; an affirmation of the African cultural heritage
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
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