Ne|groid

Ne|groid «NEE groyd», adjective, noun.
–adj.
of, resembling, or related to the black race: »

On the basis of the late appearance of the Negroes in Africa, and the distribution of the Oceanic Negro, some have suggested an Asiatic origin for the Negroid stock (Beals and Hoijer).

–n.
a person belonging to the Negroid race: »

War, conquest, and the slave trade have permitted Negroids to appear in many…areas (Harbaugh and Goodrich).


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