Negroid vs. Negroloid



having negro features racially. Pertaining to a racial classification of humanity including people indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa and their diaspora in other parts of the world.


See Negroid.


A person with negroid characteristics, particularly coiled hair and very high melanin content giving them dark brown skin.


Characteristic of the negro.


Resembling the negro or negroes; of or pertaining to those who resemble the negro.


A member of any one of several East African tribes whose physical characters show an admixture with other races.


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


characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race;

‘negroid features’;


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 ) was introduced in the 1780s by members of the Göttingen School of History and further developed by Western scholars in the context of during the age of colonialism.With the rise of modern genetics, the concept of distinct human races in a biological sense has become obsolete.

‘Ethiopian’; ‘racist ideologies’;

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