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Mestizo Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    mestizo n : a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry) [syn: ladino] [also: mestizoes (pl)]
Mestizo Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Mestizo \Mes*ti"zo\, n.; pl. Mestizos. [Sp. mestizo; akin to OF. mestis, F. m['e]tis; all fr. (assumed) LL. mixtitius, fr. L. mixtus mixed, p. p. of miscere to mix. See Mix, and cf. Mestee, M['E]tif, M['E]tis, Mustee.] The offspring of an Indian or a negro and a European or person of European stock. [Spanish America] Mestizo wool, wool imported from South America, and produced by mixed breeds of sheep.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Mestizo'

Predominantly Spanish, (with a minority of other languages), while Caboclo speaks Portuguese, and Métis speak French; English in the United States, Kriol and English in Belize; and English

Christianity (predominantly Roman Catholic, with a minority of Protestant); and other religions.

European (mostly Spaniards, Portuguese, French) and Amerindian people

Mestizo is a term traditionally used in Latin America and Spain for people of mixed European and Native American heritage or descent. The term originated as a racial category in the Casta system that was in use during the Spanish empire's control of their American colonies, it was used to describe those who had one European-born parent and one who was member of an indigenous American population. In the Casta system mestizos had fewer rights than European born persons called "Peninsular", and "Criollos" who were persons born in the new world of two European born parents, but more rights than "Indios" and "Negros".

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  • Home run hero
    A suitcase in hand, a girlfriend in tow, and a lone Tagalog word as his baon, Filipino-Spanish mestizo Alvaro Silva flew in from Spain with barely any info on his supposedly second home. He’s here to fix the legal documents he needs to play for our national football team, Azkals. “I have a special relationship with the Philippines. As proof of his burning desi Read more on this news related to 'Mestizo'
  • Los Rastrillos grooving at the Wav
    Mexico City has been skanking to the cool mestizo-reggae rhythms of Los Rastrillos since 1988, grooving to their joys and pains, following their musical quest for basic human values –friendship, respect, love, communication, teamwork as well as individual effort – and for the group’s growth. Read more on this news related to 'Mestizo'
  • It’s in the blood
    Fair skin. Check. AQUILINE FEATURES. Check. aristocratic bearings. check. Here is a rundown of some of the most famous mestizos and mestizas in politics, fashion, and showbiz.  [caption id="attachment_159471" align="alignright" width="184"] Marian Rivera[/caption] Born in Madrid, Spain, Marián Gracia Rivera, or simply Marian Rivera Read more on this news related to 'Mestizo'

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