Negrito

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, diminutive of negro

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Negrito was in 1812

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Cite this Entry

“Negrito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Negrito. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

Negrito

noun
Ne·​gri·​to nə-ˈgrēt-ō How to pronounce Negrito (audio)
plural Negritos or Negritoes
: a member of any of a group of dark-skinned peoples that are of small size and live in Oceania and southeastern Asia
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