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ˈni grɔɪdne·groid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Black, Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroidadjective

    a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)

  2. negroidadjective

    characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race

    "negroid features"


  1. negroidnoun

    A person with negroid characteristics.

  2. negroidadjective

    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.


  1. Negroid

    Negroid (less commonly called Congoid) is an obsolete racial grouping of various people indigenous to Africa south of the area which stretched from the southern Sahara desert in the west to the African Great Lakes in the southeast, but also to isolated parts of South and Southeast Asia (Negritos). The term is derived from now-discredited conceptions of race as a biological category.The concept of dividing humankind into three races called Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid (originally named "Ethiopian") was introduced in the 1780s by members of the Göttingen School of History and further developed by Western scholars in the context of "racist ideologies" during the age of colonialism.With the rise of modern genetics, the concept of distinct human races in a biological sense has become obsolete. In 2019, the American Association of Biological Anthropologists stated: "Race does not provide an accurate representation of human biological variation. It was never accurate in the past, and it remains inaccurate when referencing contemporary human populations."


  1. negroid

    Negroid is a term that was historically used in the field of anthropology to refer to one of the three main race classifications, alongside Caucasoid and Mongoloid. The term has come to encompass various ethnic groups primarily found in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the African diaspora, characterized by dark skin, tightly coiled hair, and certain facial features. However, it is important to note that the concept of race is now widely acknowledged as a social construct with no scientific basis, and the term negroid has fallen out of favor in academic discussions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Negroidadjective

    characteristic of the negro

  2. Negroidadjective

    resembling the negro or negroes; of or pertaining to those who resemble the negro

  3. Etymology: [Negro + -oid.]


  1. Negroid

    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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  1. eroding

  2. Gironde

  3. groined

  4. ignored

  5. redoing

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of negroid in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of negroid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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