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  • Negress :
    This term was used in the 19th and 20th century to describe a woman who comes from Africa or is of African descent. The word is considered offensive and unacceptable today.
  • Negro:
    This term was used in the 19th and 20th century to describe a man who comes from Africa or is of African descent. The word is considered offensive and unacceptable today.
  • New World :
    The term was first used by the Italian historian Peter Martyr in 1561 and became widely used by Europeans to describe the areas that includes North and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Europeans considered them to be new (or newly dicovered)lands, in contrast to the 'Old World' of Europe, Asia and Africa; thus overlooking the status of the indigenous people.
  • Nonconformist :
    Someone who does not conform to, or refuses to be bound by, accepted beliefs, customs, or practices. It usually refers to a Protestant church that does not observe the doctrines of the Church of England or Roman Catholics and includes - Baptists, Congregationalists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Quakers, Unitarians and members of the United Reformed Church

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