Negro

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See also: negro, négro, and ñegro

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Borrowed from Spanish negro (black).

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Negro (plural Negroes or Negros)

  1. (dated, often offensive) A black person; a person of sub-Saharan African descent.
    • 1963, Martin Luther King, Letter from a Birmingham Jail,
      Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself, and that is what has happened to the American Negro. Something within has reminded him of his birthright of freedom, and something without has reminded him that it can be gained.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From negro, "dark", "black".

Proper noun[edit]

Negro m

  1. A surname​.

References[edit]

  • Negro” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • Negro” in Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo / Xulio Sousa Fernández (dirs.): Cartografía dos apelidos de Galicia. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish negro

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Negro

  1. (usually derogatory and ethnic slur) an African, especially those of sub-Saharan origin.