Black people originally came from Africa. And so depending on their people, I guess they would be called different names, according to their tribe, family, and so on. Well the original Western name for blacks was "n i g e r". Here is some history on that: I tried to post a detailed response however I can not. Like I spaced the word above this site will not let me post certain words that may offend. Of course I am not posting to offend, only answering the question. In this case a detailed answer is not permitted; sorry.