What is another word for swarthy?

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[ swˈɔːði], [ swˈɔːði], [ s_w_ˈɔː_ð_i]

Related words: swarthy skin, swarthy complexion, swarthy hair, swarthy meaning

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    Swarthy is a general descriptor for people who have darker skin than the usual European or North Americanaucasian. The word is derived from the old Italian word for "dark," spagnolo. Swarthy has come to refer to people who exhibit some common features, including a darker complexion, broad nose, thick lips, and a generally husky physical appearance.

    This heritage is thought to be the result of a combination of European and North African ancestry, which was once common in Mediterranean areas. The word has been used to refer to people of different races and nationalities for centuries, but has come to be associated primarily with people of African descent.

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