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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the African branch of the Equatorial (or Negro-Australoid) race. Members of this race are distinguished by dark skin, curly hair, a broad nose, thick lips, and prognathism. The term “Negroid” is sometimes used to signify the Equatorial race.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.