Negrito, Negritos

Working Definition:

This term was used by Spanish and American colonists to describe members of various ethnolinguistic groups in Luzon, such as the Aeta, Agta, and Dumagat. American colonists and anthropologists organized “Negrito” peoples according to blood and bodily characteristics/types.

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Suggestions for Further Reading:

Report of the Philippine Commission, Vol. 3, Paper No. VII: Ethnography (Dec. 1900); David P. Barrows, “The Negrito and Allied Types in the Philippines,” American Anthropologist, Vol. 12, No. 3 (July-Sept.1910): 358-376; Paul A. Kramer, The Blood of Government: Race, Empire, the United States, and the Philippines (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006); David P. Barrows, “Circulation of Information, Instructions for Volunteer Field Workers, The Museum of Ethnology, Natural History and Commerce,” The Bureau of Non-Christian Tribes, December 1901