Definition of Australoid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôstrəˌloid/
dated or offensive


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


A person belonging to the Australian Aboriginal division of humankind.


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 Such terms are associated with outdated notions of racial types and so are now potentially offensive and best avoided.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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