Definitions for negroidˈni grɔɪd
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Black, Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid(adj)
a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race
A person with negroid characteristics.
having negro features racially. Pertaining to the racial classification of humanity including people indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa and their diaspora in other parts of the world.
characteristic of the negro
resembling the negro or negroes; of or pertaining to those who resemble the negro
Origin: [Negro + -oid.]
Negroid is a term that is used by some forensic and physical anthropologists to refer to individuals and populations that share certain morphological and skeletal traits that are generally associated with Black African ancestry. The term is commonly associated with notions of racial typology which are disputed by a majority of anthropologists. For modern usage it is generally associated with racial notions, and is discouraged, as it is potentially offensive. First introduced in early racial science, the taxon has traditionally been used to denote one of the three proposed major races of humankind. Although the scientific concept of race has been discredited as a useful way to describe human biological variation, Negroid as a biological classification remains in use in controversial contexts, particularly within the field of forensic anthropology. The word is formed by the base "Negro" and the suffix "-oid", which means "resembling".
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