adj.— «In Westmoreland where I was born, the word “royal” was used to describe mixed-race people, equating the African heritage with royalty. Thus there were Indian-Royals and Chinese-Royals. Though I didn’t hear anyone being referred to as White-Royal, a brown person’s wavy hair was described as “royal hair.”…If “royal” was synonymous to “African”, it is no wonder then that previous generations carried themselves with so much dignity.» —“Growing up as royalty” by Jean Lowrie-Chin Jamaica Observer Feb. 28, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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