negritude


ne·gri·tude

noun \ˈne-grə-ˌtüd, ˈnē-, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of NEGRITUDE

1
:  a consciousness of and pride in the cultural and physical aspects of the African heritage
2
:  the state or condition of being black

Origin of NEGRITUDE

French négritude, from nègre Negro + -i- + -tude
First Known Use: 1950

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