What does Negro mean?
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Black, Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroidadjective
a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair
Relating to the black ethnicity.
Black or dark brown in color.
A person with black or dark brown skin.
Etymology: From negro.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: Spanish; negre, Fr.
Negroes transplanted into cold and flegmatic habitations, continue their hue in themselves and their generations. Brown.
In the English language, Negro (plural Negroes) is a term historically used to denote persons considered to be of Negroid heritage. The term can be construed as offensive, inoffensive, or completely neutral, largely depending on the region or country where it is used. It has various equivalents in other languages of Europe. From the latest United States census figures, approximately 36,000 Americans identify their ethnicity as "Negro".
a black man; especially, one of a race of black or very dark persons who inhabit the greater part of tropical Africa, and are distinguished by crisped or curly hair, flat noses, and thick protruding lips; also, any black person of unmixed African blood, wherever found
of or pertaining to negroes; black
Etymology: [Sp. or Pg. negro, fr. negro black, L. niger; perh. akin to E. night.]
The word “Negro” is used in the English-speaking world to refer to a person of black ancestry or appearance. The word negro denotes 'black' in the Spanish and Portuguese, derived from the ancient Latin word, niger, 'black', which itself ultimately is probably from a Proto-Indo-European root *nekw-, 'to be dark', akin to *nokw- 'night'. "Negro" superseded "colored" as the most polite terminology, at a time when "black" was more offensive. This usage was accepted as normal, even by people classified as Negroes, until the later Civil Rights movement in the late 1960s. One well-known example is the identification by Martin Luther King, Jr. of his own race as 'Negro' in his famous 1963 speech I Have a Dream. During the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, some black American leaders in the United States, notably Malcolm X, objected to the word, preferring Black, because they associated the word Negro with the long history of slavery, segregation, and discrimination that treated African Americans as second class citizens, or worse. Since the late 1960s, various other terms have been more widespread in popular usage. These include "black", "Black African", "Afro-American" and "African American".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nē′grō, n. one of the black-skinned woolly-haired race in the Soudan and central parts of Africa, also their descendants in America.—adj. of or pertaining to the race of black men:—fem. Nē′gress.—ns. Nē′gro-corn, the name given in the West Indies to the plant durra or Indian millet; Nē′grohead, tobacco soaked in molasses and pressed into cakes, so called from its blackness.—adj. Nē′groid.—n. Nē′grōism, any peculiarity of speech noticeable among negroes, esp. in the southern United States. [Sp. negro—L. niger, black.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
One who votes your way. NIGGER One who doesn't.
A word used to describe an ignorant person of any color
Submitted by sissy8455 on September 7, 2021
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Negro is ranked #33695 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Negro surname appeared 676 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Negro.
74.2% or 502 total occurrences were White.
22% or 149 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
3.1% or 21 total occurrences were Black.
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The numerical value of Negro in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Negro in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of Negro in a Sentence
Bernice King actually said that the systems of segregation and voter suppression were stratagems... that were used by the Southern aristocracy to keep the masses of poor Negro voters and White voters from coming together and forming a political power base that could shift the economic architecture of the country, too often today, our leaders are not talking like that.
It is my hope that as the Negro plunges deeper into the quest for freedom and justice he will plunge even deeper into the philosophy of non-violence. The Negro all over the South must come to the point that he can say to his white brother: We will match your capacity to inflict suffering with our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. We will not hate you, but we will not obey your evil laws. We will soon wear you down by pure capacity to suffer.
I'd like to teach the Negro fella if it's alright with you.
If any man claims the Negro should be content ... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
What I want to see before I die is a monument representing the Negro, not couchant on his knees like a four-footed animal, but erect on his feet like a man.
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