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Negro means the colour black in the Spanish language.

The term negro was formerly used to refer to Sub-Saharan Africans and people with that heritage, such as African Americans. In the mid 20th century it was considered the correct and proper term for African-Americans, but fell out of favor in the late 20th century.

In current usage, the word is generally considered acceptable only in historical context or in the name of organizations such as the United Negro College Fund.