Definition of Australoid in English:

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Australoid

Pronunciation: /ˈôstrəˌloid/
dated or offensive

adjective

Of or belonging to the division of humankind represented by Australian Aboriginal peoples.

noun

A person belonging to the Australian Aboriginal division of humankind.

Usage

The term Australoid 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 Such terms are associated with outdated notions of racial types and so are now potentially offensive and best avoided. See Mongoloid (usage).

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Syllabification: Aus·tra·loid

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