Definition of Tasmanoid in English:

Tasmanoid

adjective

Australian
dated, offensive
  • Relating to or denoting the division of humankind represented by Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

    ‘the Tasmanoid culture also possessed simpler weapons’

noun

Australian
dated, offensive
  • A member of the division of humankind represented by Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

    ‘the present writer believes that the Tasmanoids entered Australia from New Guinea’

Usage

The term Tasmanoid belongs to a set of terms introduced by 19th-century anthropologists attempting to categorize human races. Such terms are associated with outdated notions of racial types, and so are now potentially offensive and best avoided. See Mongoloid

Origin

1920s: from an abbreviation of Tasmania + -oid.

Pronunciation

Tasmanoid

/ˈtazmənɔɪd/