Negrito

noun
Ne·​gri·​to | \ nə-ˈgrē-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce Negrito (audio) \
plural Negritos or Negritoes

Definition of Negrito

: a member of a people (such as the Andamanese) belonging to a group of dark-skinned peoples of small stature that live in Oceania and the southeastern part of Asia

First Known Use of Negrito

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Negrito

Spanish, diminutive of negro

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“Negrito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Negrito. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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