Man that is a lot of equivocating between different things. A barbaric person is not a barbarian, they are merely violent, brutish, and unsophisticated. You can have barbaric hunters, cooks, nobles, sheriffs, and other professions from both civilized and tribal areas.
Orcs are barbaric, but not all of them are powerful warriors who call upon their inner rage/the spirits of nature/the need for war aka barbarians. In fact in most tribes the vast majority won't be barbarians, the warriors of tribal groups. They will be cooks, crafters, foragers, hunters and so on.
In addition, the word barbarian, in contexts other than RPGs, literally only means ancient people that don't come from any of the three "great" civilizations of ancient times, the Greeks, Romans, and Christians . In the context of RPGs it means an untrained warrior who calls upon some reserve of savagery to fell his opponents. This could be expressed as rage, as an adrenaline junkie in battle, or as being empowered by nature spirits of killing.
So yes the class is inappropriately named, but it has several decades of cultural inertia behind it and you aren't going to change that. Its has a consistent definition of brutish and savage warrior who calls upon nature and rage in both video games and TTRPGs. Besides only autists who hate evolving language get upset about that sort of thing.
So yes, its a class and not a race and it makes perfect sense if you arent a moron.>>42885157
Except you're wrong. Wood elves are not the "wildest" elf race, that would be Wild elves. And they are mostly barbarians and rangers. The more intellectual among them are druids. Wood elves also have a high rate of barbarians along side rangers and druids.