Definition of Negroid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈniːɡrɔɪd/


dated or offensive
Relating to the division of humankind represented by the indigenous peoples of central and southern Africa.
Example sentences
  • Each story-poem is illustrated by pen-and-ink drawings or sepia watercolors that realistically represent the characters' Negroid physicality.
  • They were dark skinned, had Negroid features, and were named Negritoes by the Spanish.
  • Craniologists who studied the skulls of the Ancient Egyptians insisted that they were not Negro, and that whenever obviously Negroid skulls were found must have been those of the slaves of the Ancient Egyptians.


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 Such terms are associated with outdated notions of racial types, and so are now potentially offensive and best avoided.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

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