person of color

Definitions of person of color
  1. noun
    (formal) any non-European non-white person
    synonyms: person of colour
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    Artaxerxes I
    king of Persia who sanctioned the practice of Judaism in Jerusalem (?-424 BC)
    Artaxerxes II
    king of Persia who subdued numerous revolutions and made peace with Sparta (?-359 BC)
    Wahunsonacock
    Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia; father of Pocahontas (1550?-1618)
    Sacagawea
    the Shoshone guide and interpreter who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition part of the way
    Tenzing Norgay
    Sherpa mountaineer guide who with Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the first to attain the summit of Mount Everest (1914-1986)
    Makataimeshekiakiak
    Sauk leader who in 1832 led Fox and Sauk warriors against the United States (1767-1838)
    Cochise
    Apache leader of the resistance to United States troops in Arizona (1812-1874)
    Tashunca-Uitco
    a chief of the Sioux who resisted the invasion of the Black Hills and joined Sitting Bull in the defeat of General Custer at Little Bighorn (1849-1877)
    Geronimo
    Apache chieftain who raided the white settlers in the Southwest as resistance to being confined to a reservation (1829-1909)
    Hiawatha
    a Native American chieftain who argued for peace with the European settlers (16th century)
    Keokuk
    Sauk leader who aided the United States against Black Hawk (1790-1848)
    Massasoit
    Wampanoag leader who aided the Pilgrims (1580-1661)
    Rebecca Rolfe
    a Powhatan woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown and is said to have saved Captain John Smith's life (1595-1617)
    Pontiac
    famous chief of the Ottawa who led an unsuccessful rebellion against the British (1715-1769)
    Rain-in-the-Face
    a chief of the Sioux; he was with Sitting Bull and others at the Battle of Little Bighorn (1876) when General Custer's troops were massacred (1835-1905)
    George Guess
    Cherokee who created a notation for writing the Cherokee language (1770-1843)
    Tecumseh
    a famous chief of the Shawnee who tried to unite Indian tribes against the increasing white settlement (1768-1813)
    Chief Joseph
    leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)
    Red Cloud
    leader of the Oglala who resisted the development of a trail through Wyoming and Montana by the United States government (1822-1909)
    Sitting Bull
    a chief of the Sioux; took up arms against settlers in the northern Great Plains and against United States Army troops; he was present at the Battle of Little Bighorn (1876) when the Sioux massacred General Custer's troops (1831-1890)
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    Black, Black person, Negro, Negroid, blackamoor
    a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
    Asian, Asiatic
    a native or inhabitant of Asia
    Amerindian, Native American
    any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
    wog
    (offensive British slang) term used by the British to refer to people of color from Africa or Asia
    Negress
    a Black woman or girl
    Black man
    a man who is Black
    Black woman
    a woman who is Black
    colored, colored person
    a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
    Tom, Uncle Tom
    (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
    Oriental, oriental person
    a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
    American Indian, Indian, Red Indian
    a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
    Indian
    a native or inhabitant of India
    Eurasian
    a person of mixed European and Asian descent
    Afghan, Afghanistani
    a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
    Altaic
    any member of the peoples speaking a language in the Altaic language group
    Armenian
    a native or inhabitant of Armenia
    Bangladeshi
    a native or inhabitant of Bangladesh
    Bengali
    (Hinduism) a member of a people living in Bangladesh and West Bengal (mainly Hindus)
    Bhutanese, Bhutani
    a native or inhabitant of Bhutan
    Burmese
    a native or inhabitant of Myanmar
    Byzantine
    a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire
    Cambodian, Kampuchean
    a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
    Chinese
    a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
    East Indian
    a native or inhabitant of the East Indies
    Malay, Malayan
    a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
    Hindoo, Hindu, Hindustani
    a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
    Hmong, Miao
    a people living traditionally in mountain villages in southern China and adjacent areas of Vietnam and Laos and Thailand; many have emigrated to the United States
    Indonesian
    a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
    Irani, Iranian, Persian
    a native or inhabitant of Iran
    Iraki, Iraqi
    a native or inhabitant of Iraq
    Israelite
    a native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Israel
    Israeli
    a native or inhabitant of Israel
    Japanese, Nipponese
    a native or inhabitant of Japan
    Jordanian
    a native or inhabitant of Jordan
    Korean
    a native or inhabitant of Korea who speaks the Korean language
    Kurd
    a member of a largely pastoral Islamic people who live in Kurdistan; the largest ethnic group without their own state
    Kuwaiti
    a native or inhabitant of Kuwait
    Lao, Laotian
    a member of a Buddhist people inhabiting the area of the Mekong River in Laos and Thailand and speaking the Lao language; related to the Thais
    Lebanese
    a native or inhabitant of Lebanon
    Malaysian
    a native or inhabitant of Malaysia
    Maldivan, Maldivian
    a native or inhabitant of Maldives
    Nepalese, Nepali
    a native or inhabitant of Nepal
    Pakistani
    a native or inhabitant of Pakistan
    Parthian
    a native or inhabitant of Parthia
    South American Indian
    a member of a native Indian group in South America
    Carib, Carib Indian
    a member of an American Indian peoples of northeastern South America and the Lesser Antilles
    Singhalese, Sinhalese
    a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
    Sherpa
    a member of the Himalayan people living in Nepal and Tibet who are famous for their skill as mountaineers
    Syrian
    a native or inhabitant of Syria
    Taiwanese
    a native or inhabitant of Taiwan
    Tadzhik, Tajik
    a native or inhabitant of Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China
    Siamese, Tai, Thai
    a native or inhabitant of Thailand
    Tibetan
    a native or inhabitant of Tibet
    Turki
    any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language
    Kazakhstani
    a native or inhabitant of Kazakhstan
    Annamese, Vietnamese
    a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
    Singaporean
    an inhabitant of Singapore
    Sri Lankan
    a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
    Dardan, Dardanian, Trojan
    a native of ancient Troy
    Arawak, Arawakan
    a member of a widespread group of Amerindians living in northeastern South America
    Iberian
    a native or inhabitant of Iberia in the Caucasus
    Mongoloid
    a member of the Mongoloid race
    Timorese
    a native or inhabitant of Timor
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
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