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- adj. a member of the racial classification of humanity composed of the Khoi and San people of Southern Africa.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
“Black” is just shorthand for “of sub-Saharan African descent,” although more recently there has been a (justified, in my opinion) attempt to split “African” into “Congoid” (west African) and “Capoid” (east African). abb1 says:
There is such a thing as a Caucasian race, a Congoid (formerly know as Negroid) race, a Capoid race, a Mongoloid Race and Australoid race.