Negroid vs Caucasian - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between negroid and caucasian

is that negroid is (ethnology) having negro features racially pertaining to the racial classification of humanity including people indigenous to sub-saharan africa and their diaspora in other parts of the world while caucasian is .

As a noun negroid

is (ethnology) a person with negroid characteristics, particularly coiled hair and very high melanin content giving them dark brown skin.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

negroid

Alternative forms

* Negroid

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (ethnology) having negro features racially. Pertaining to the racial classification of humanity including people indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa and their diaspora in other parts of the world.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter VIII
  • They were human and yet not human. I should say that they were a little higher in the scale of evolution than Ahm, possibly occupying a place of evolution between that of the Neanderthal man and what is known as the Grimaldi race. Their features were distinctly negroid , though their skins were white. A considerable portion of both torso and limbs were covered with short hair, and their physical proportions were in many aspects apelike, though not so much so as were Ahm's. They carried themselves in a more erect position, although their arms were considerably longer than those of the Neanderthal man. As I watched them, I saw that they possessed a language, that they had knowledge of fire and that they carried besides the wooden club of Ahm, a thing which resembled a crude stone hatchet. Evidently they were very low in the scale of humanity, but they were a step upward from those I had previously seen in Caspak.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (ethnology) A person with negroid characteristics, particularly coiled hair and very high melanin content giving them dark brown skin
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    caucasian

    English

    Adjective

    (Caucasian race) (en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to the Caucasus region or its people, languages and culture.
  • (anthropology, archaic) Of a racial classification; pertaining to people having certain phenotypical features such as straight, wavy or curly hair and very light to brown pigmented skin, and originating from Europe, parts of Northern Africa and Western, Central and South Asia.
  • (US, of a person) White, being a white person: of European descent.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
  • (anthropology, archaic) A member of the Caucasian racial classification.
  • A person of European descent, a white person.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2008 , author=Ridley Pearson , title=Killer View , passage=The male Caucasian , twenty-four, a skier, was said to have been missing for over three hours.}}
  • (linguistics) A group of languages spoken in the Caucasus area.
  • (humorous, bartending) The White Russian, a cocktail consisting of coffee liqueur, vodka, and milk. Apparently originated in the 1998 film .
  • See also

    * (Historical race concepts)