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Troglodyte means cave-dweller, from the Greek trogle "hole, mouse-hole" and dyein "go in, dive in", so literally "cave goer", "cave diver". The term was created in antiquity for the Troglodytae or Troglodyti (see below).

Troglodyte and derived forms may refer to:


  • Troglodytae or Troglodyti, an ancient group of people from the African Red Sea coast


Arts and fiction[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Caveman, a stock character based upon widespread concepts of the way in which early prehistoric humans may have looked and behaved
  • Morlocks, a fictional species created by H. G. Wells for his 1895 novel, The Time Machine
  • Trog (disambiguation)
  • Troglobite, a cave animal
  • Troglodistes, a vegetarian sub-group of French rebels in the film Delicatessen by Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet