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Alternative forms[edit]


  • IPA(key): [nʲeɡr]
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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French nègre.


негр (negrm anim (genitive не́гра, nominative plural не́гры, genitive plural не́гров, feminine негритя́нка, relational adjective негритя́нский)

  1. black (man); negro
  2. (colloquial, offensive, rare) someone who works for peanuts or for nothing, a slave
  3. (colloquial) ghost writer (usually in the idiom литерату́рный негр (literatúrnyj negr))
Usage notes[edit]
  • негр (negr) and негритя́нка (negritjánka) are loanwords from French, not from English, and descend from the same Latin root meaning "black." Within Russia, these words are generally non-offensive and are not considered slurs, and refer to any person with black skin. Certain western-influenced Russians with knowledge of English may avoid these words purely to avoid any misunderstanding with an English-speaking audience; however, within Russia itself, the words are not considered derogatory.
Derived terms[edit]
  • Armenian: նեգր (negr)

Etymology 2[edit]


негр (negrm anim (genitive не́гра, nominative plural не́гры, genitive plural не́гров)

  1. (colloquial) abbreviation of неграждани́н (negraždanín): non-citizen (used primarily in Latvia and Estonia)
    Тем не ме́нее, есть нема́ло «не́гров», кото́рые принципиа́льно не хотя́т получа́ть гражда́нство Ла́твии.
    Tem ne méneje, jestʹ nemálo «négrov», kotóryje principiálʹno ne xotját polučátʹ graždánstvo Látvii.
    Nevertheless, there are many non-citizens who don't want to acquire Latvian citizenship on principle.