What is another word for kaffir?

12 synonyms found


[ kˈafi͡ə], [ kˈafi‍ə], [ k_ˈa_f_iə]

The word "kaffir" is a derogatory term that has been widely used to describe black or dark-skinned people in South Africa. Fortunately, there are several synonyms for this term that can be used in a positive and respectful way. These include "African," "Bantu," "Negro," and "black." Other synonyms include "people of color," "dark-skinned," and "melanated communities." These terms acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of the African continent and its people, rather than perpetuating harmful stereotypes and negative perceptions. It is important to use language that is inclusive and respectful, and to avoid language that may be hurtful or offensive.

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    Kaffir is a derogatory term used by Europeans to describe black people. The word is derived from the Arabic word qaffar which means "black." It is first recorded in the 1590s and was initially used to refer to the Zulu people. The term was later used to refer to all black people and became a symbol of racism. The use of the term is now shunned by many people and is considered offensive.

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