adjective relating to the division of humankind represented by the indigenous peoples of central and southern Africa.
The term Negroid belongs to a set of terms introduced by 19th-century anthropologists attempting to categorize human races. Such terms are associated with outdated notions of racial types, and so are now potentially offensive and best avoided.

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  • Negroid — types according to Meyers Blitz Lexicon, published in 1932 Negroid is a term sometimes used by forensic anthropologists and physical anthropologists to refer to populations that share certain phenotypic traits such as high Melanin levels (dark… …   Wikipedia

  • negroid — negroíd s. m., adj. m. (sil. gro ), pl. negroízi; f. sg. negroídă, g. d. art. negroídei, pl. negroíde Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  NEGROÍ//D negroiddă (negroidzi …   Dicționar Român

  • Negroid — UK / US or Negroid UK [ˈniːɡrɔɪd] / US [ˈnɪˌɡrɔɪd] adjective someone with negroid features has the physical appearance of a black person …   English dictionary

  • Negroid — [nē′groid΄] adj. [ NEGRO1 + OID] designating or of one of the major traditional geographic groupings of human beings, including the majority of the peoples of Africa, and peoples of Melanesia, New Guinea, etc. who are generally characterized by a …   English World dictionary

  • Negroid — Ne groid, a. [Negro + oid.] 1. Characteristic of the negro. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling the negro or negroes; of or pertaining to those who resemble the negro. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Negroid — Ne groid, n. [Negro + oid.] A member of any one of several East African tribes whose physical characters show an admixture with other races. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • negroid — (adj.) 1844, a hybrid, from NEGRO (Cf. Negro) and Greek suffix oeides like, resembling (see OID (Cf. oid)). As a noun from 1859 …   Etymology dictionary

  • negroid — negròīd m <G negroída> DEFINICIJA antrop. 1. pripadnik negroida 2. (mn) ogranak negro australoidne rasne skupine ETIMOLOGIJA negro + oid …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Negroid — referring to the peoples of central and southern Africa, is one of a set of terms used by 19c anthropologists to classify human races. They are now outdated and potentially offensive, and the names of specific peoples or nationalities should… …   Modern English usage

  • Negroid — Negride oder Negriden (v. lat. niger, schwarz) ist eine nicht mehr gebräuchliche rassensystematische Bezeichnung für eine Reihe dunkelhäutiger afrikanischer Bevölkerungen, die den überwiegenden Teil des afrikanischen Kontinentes, mit Ausnahme… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • negroid — 1. adjective 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. They were human and yet not human. I should say… …   Wiktionary

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