The Glossary lists key historical and contemporary terms related to the transatlantic slave trade. These words are used across the website and particularly in the Themes and Use of language.
There are currently 5 Terms in this directory beginning with the letter N.
term used to describe a woman of African descent throughout the 18th to 20th centuries; the word is considered derogatory and unacceptable today
term used to describe a man of African descent throughout the 18th to 20th centuries; the word is considered derogatory and unacceptable today
term given by Europeans to North and South America and the Caribbean Islands, in contrast to the 'Old World' of Europe, Asia and Africa; when they landed in the Americas Europeans considered them to be new lands, downplaying the status of the indigenous inhabitants
people who do not live in a single place but move, often seasonally, over a wide range for pasture to graze animals