See also: negro, négro, and ñegro

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From Spanish negro ‎(black).

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Negro ‎(plural Negroes or Negros)

  1. (dated) A person with black or dark brown skin and 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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