negritude

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noun ne·gri·tude \ˈne-grə-ˌtüd, ˈnē-, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of negritude

  1. 1 :  a consciousness of and pride in the cultural and physical aspects of the African heritage

  2. 2 :  the state or condition of being black

Origin and Etymology of negritude

French négritude, from nègre Negro + -i- + -tude


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