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See also: neger and néger



Borrowing from French nègre, ultimately from Latin niger.


  • IPA(key): /ˈneːɡɐ/
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  • Hyphenation: Ne‧ger


Neger m ‎(genitive Negers, plural Neger, diminutive Negerlein n or Negerchen n, feminine Negerin)

  1. (now dated and derogatory, ethnic slur) negro, black: nigger
  2. (dated) cue card

Usage notes

  • Usage of Neger has been declining since the 1950s,[1] and aside from right-wing extremists,[1] most remaining users are over 60 (as of 2016).[2] In modern speech it is considered discriminatory and derogatory, and therefore avoided.[3][4]




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  1. 1.0 1.1 Kontroverse Begriffe: Geschichte des öffentlichen Sprachgebrauchs, reviewing press usage over time, says it now "functions as an explicitly defamatory term, and is avoided in public speech except by right-wing extremists", with the press already avoiding the term since the 70s.
  2. ^ Erwin Ebermann, Afrikaner in Wien: zwischen Mystifizierung und Verteufelung, per surveys done in Vienna
  3. ^ Neger in Duden online
  4. ^ Neger” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache