Negritos


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Negritos

 

the designation for several Negroid ethnic groups, whose members are short in stature, in southeast Asia (Andamanese, Semang, Aeta).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Although they are collectively called Negritos, the communities have different names some of which are Ita, Agta, Aeta, Atta, Baluga, Batak, Pugot, Mamanwa, and Dumagat.
Comprehensive surveys of the Philippine Negritos or their languages appear in Garvan (1964), and Lobel (2013, Chapter 3).
In earlier times Maniq and their fellows were termed 'Negritos' due to their small stature, very dark skin and woolly hair.
The Philippine Negritos, made up of 25 hunter-gatherer groups including the Agta, are perhaps less controversial than the !Kung, but their apparent isolation is also questioned.
They think Filipinos are like the Negritos and other Philippine mountain people they often see in books and magazines and on postcards.