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mestizo

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish, based on Latin mixtus.

NounEdit

mestizo (plural mestizos or mestizoes)

  1. A person of mixed ancestry, especially one of Spanish and Native American heritage.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin mixticĭus, from Latin mixtus. Cognate to Portuguese mestiço, French métis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mestizo m (feminine mestiza, masculine plural mestizos, feminine plural mestizas)

  1. Of mixed, Spanish and Native American heritage
  2. also of mixed indigenous (aboriginal) and colonial (European) descent

NounEdit

mestizo m (plural mestizos, feminine mestiza)

  1. A person of mixed Spanish and Native American heritage
  2. A person whose ethnic heritage is of both aboriginal and colonial descent

SynonymsEdit

  • (person of mixed caucasoid and Amerindian descent who lives in the Americas): ladino, cholo
  • (person of mixed Caucasoid and Amerindian descent who lives in Spain): Panchito and Sudaca - used in a derogatory and discrimitory way instead of Latino.