Negrillo

noun
Ne·gril·lo | \ni-ˈgri-(ˌ)lō, -ˈgrē-(ˌ)yō \
plural Negrillos or Negrilloes

Definition of Negrillo 

: a member of a people (such as Pygmies) belonging to a group of dark-skinned peoples of small stature that live in Africa

First Known Use of Negrillo

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Negrillo

Spanish, diminutive of negro

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