What is mestizo?
a person of racially mixed ancestry, esp., in Latin America, of mixed American Indian and European, usually Spanish or Portuguese, ancestry, or, in the Philippines, of mixed native and foreign ancestry.
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Mestizo (Portuguese, MestiÃ§o; French, MÃ©tis: from Late Latin mixticius, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscere, "to mix") is a term of Spanish origin used to designate people of mixed European and indigenous non-European ancestry. The term has traditionally been applied mostly to those… of mixed European and indigenous Amerindian ancestry who inhabit the region spanning Latin America. In other regions and countries previously under Spanish, Portuguese or French colonial rule, variants of the term may also be in usage for people of other mixtures. In the Philippines, the term Mestizo originally bore the connotation of mixed Spanish and Filipino, whereas nowadays the term is used to identify individuals who are mixed indigenous Austronesian and European or any other Foreign ancestry. (MORE)
Mestizo is the original Spanish term for an individual who has mixed white/European (Spanish, Portuguese, French) and Native American descent. A more modern, broad definition of Mestizo is used when referring to anyone of mixed European and non-European (excluding African) heritage. African-Europ…eans are known as Mulatto (plural: Mulattoes). (MORE)
nobody really knows, Costa Rica never had a large Amerindian population and many died out. Many Ticos could have Amerindian ancestors but they don't know about it because it was very long ago. For the most part a lot of Ticos are of predominently Spanish descent with a potential chance of a little b…it of Amerindian Reply Thanks. I was using a population survey and trying to figure out how common each was. reply I believe that there is a larger mestizo population in Costa Rica than many tico's like to admit. Although there were no dense Indian populations there like in Mexico or Guatemala (not to mention most Indians there were wiped out by epidemics during the conquest) there was still a degree of mestizaje that is notable in the appearance of the Ticos today. Most Ticos I've met have Mestizo features (perceivable Indian heritage), and I'm willing to bet DNA tests would corroborate this. The same phenomena happens in Chile. In both coutries, for census purposes there is no distinction made between "white" and "mestizo", however, the Indianess is there. There was definitively a certain degree of mestizaje (mixture) in parts of Costa Rica, however the degree is lower than in many Latin American countries and it is predominately in the coastal areas of Costa Rica and in the northern areas where the population density is the lowest. According to new research, about 85% of the Costa Rican population is of Spanish descent, with the rest being predominately mestizo and a few Indian and black population. From my personal experience I have seen that most of the Costa Rican population from the central plateau tend to be lighter skin with few indigenous features as the northern (Guanacastecos) or people from the zona sur since the population in these regions tend to be from Nicaraguan or Panamenian descent. My father is Costa Rican and we have done DNA testing as well as a family tree to learn more about his ancestry. From these studies we concluded that my dad's family has been in Costa Rica as early as the 1500s and surprisingly about 70% of his DNA is of BERBER descent (North African) with lower frequencies of Irish and mediterranean stock. According to the test, his "Indian" DNA frequencies fall below 1%, which again it is very surprising since my dad resemebles any typical Costa Rican from the San Jose region and his family has been in the region ever since colonial times. This totally contradicts the guy who wrote the second answer. Most Costa Ricans I know are white while some are mestizos and very very few are black. (MORE)
Mestizo isn't a god; it's a word from Latin's mixticius, meaning mixed and originally referred to thoseof mixed blood between a Jew and Egyptian. Now it is a termtraditionally used in Spain and Spanish-speaking America to mean aperson of combined European and Native American descent.
The term Mestizo was used to describe a marriage of a Filipino woman and a Spaniard man. Today, however, it is used to describe any person that is indigenous (i think that's how you spell it) and European people of mixed Indian and European background
There is no Mestizo religion. However, since most Mestizos live in regions that were formerly part of the Spanish Empire, most Mestizos are nominally Roman Catholic, as are most of the people in general in those regions.
n. , pl. , -zos, or -zoes. A person that Spainiards called people of mixed European and Indian ancestry.
The Mestizo of Corozal and Orange Walk in Belize retain a nine-night celebration at Christmas, called the Posada, whereby they go from house to house asking for 'posada' or shelter. Other customs which they practice are Fajina, Novenas, Mascarado or Carnival. Folklore characters associated with the …Mestizo are: La Llorona, Xtabai, Alux, and El Cadejo. (MORE)
It was one of several race combinations held by the mix of Europeans, Native Americans and African people brought as slaves during the colonization of the Americas. Mestizos are the mix of European and Native Americans.
That would be Mexico, with some 89 million, followed by the United States with some 45 million.
WHAT IS A MESTIZO?!? . A cat or an animal with strong and pointy ears. Mostly Grey/gray and black. . true definition. dont believe anyone elses * by superxdudez on youtube
Mestizo - Someone of mixed European and ameridian ancestry. Mainly Mexicans are mestizo, they have spanish and native American ancestry. There are many mestizo in Mexico,El salvador,Honduras,Paraguay and other latin American countries. Mulatto - Someone of European and African ancestry. A good ex…ample of mulattos are brazilians soccer players ronaldo and Roberto carlos and also dominican baseball player Alex"A-ROD"Rodriguez. Ronaldo and Carlos are probably of portuguese(European) and angolan or another African country descent. Alex Rodriguez is probably of spanish European and west African or another African country descent.There are many mulattos in Brazil,Dominican Republic,Cuba,Puerto Rico,Venezuela,Panama and many other latin American countries. (MORE)
Ethnicity isn't included in Mexican census, though it is estimated that 60% of Mexicans are mestizos, 30% are of native or mostly native origin, and 10% are caucasic.
There are (were) so tools that were used only or mostly by Mestizos. Mestizo means "mixed" and Mestizos are simply the children of mixed parentage, people having parents from two different cultures. As the term is used mostly in the lands conquered by Spain, one parent of a Mestizo was of Spanish de…scent and the other was of native, usually native American, descent. Mestizos lived and worked within the Spanish American community, or within the remnants of native American communities, and used the tools anyone at that time would use. (MORE)
In general, the countries believed to have a majority mestizo population today are Mexico, with the largest population Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Venezuela. In Bolivia and Peru, mestizos form the second largest group.
If one of your ancestors was of white/European descent, and one of your ancestors was a Native American, you are a mestizo.
They were the 4 classes established in to the native Americans AFTER the Europeans arrived in South America.
As of 2014, there are about 10,556,000 people living in Bolivia. Ofthat, an estimated 30% identify themselves as Mestizo.
Most American countries (including the United States); from Canada in North America to Argentina and Chile in South America.
There is no mestizo language. Mestizos are people of mixed parentage, usually one parent of Spanish descent and one of native American descent. Mestizos speak the languages of one or both of their parents, just like every other child.
Mestizos, being the children of Native Americans and the Hispanic conquerers, ate the same foods as their parents.
Maybe it depends on there own background. ...no Dominican is the same mix.....no America is the same mix.....
Only by the person saying it. Mestizos are an indigenous group of Mexico that is only somewhat mixed with Spaniards, and are identifiable because, in general, they are smaller, darker skinned and have smaller facial features. It's a sort of class discrimination as well , only based on the perceptio…n of lighter- skinned[ more European-looking] Mexicans and others.Be proud of whoever you are, as God made you. Ignore the ignorant. (MORE)
They were a mix of Spanish/Native American people living in the Americas and mostly in the Texas and Mexico area.
Mestizos are Latin Americans that are of mixed European and NativeAmerican descent. An example of a sentence using the word"mestizos" is "The vast majority of Latinos are either Caucasiansor mestizos. "
los mestizo viniero por que los espaÃ±oles violaban a las mujeres tuvieron hijo mestizos . los mestizo viniero por que los espaÃ±oles violaban a las mujeres tuvieron hijo mestizos
Unlike other countries where segregation practices were common (i.e.: the United States), after Mexican independence most Mexican people began to integrate inter-racially. Nowadays mestizos comprise 60-80% of the population. See the related links section for a good example of Mexican mestizos.
it would be hard to list the number but there are many many mestizos alive, i would say that most of them are in Mexico and America.
The words Mestizo and Creole refer to two entirely different concepts. There is nothing "the same" about them.
Mestizo is an ethnicity (half white/European, half Amerindian) not specific to any given religion. All mestizos throughout Latin America have many religions, ranging from Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim or Jewish, to Mormon, Jehovah's witnesses, Buddhists and of course, many atheists.
Mestizo is an ethnicity (half white/European, half Amerindian) not specific to any given culture. All mestizos throughout the Americas have many traditions, from Chicanos who have a mix of American and Mexican traditions, to Peruvians, Guatemalans and Bolivians who have very distinctive traditions t…hat differ from country to country. The question is equivalent to asking about the "white culture": there are many, such as American, Canadian, English, French, Norwegian or Russian, which again, have different nationalities, with specific - and often very different - cultures. (MORE)
The mestizo people would have occupations such as farmers,. shop owners, miners and some would even become artisans.
the creoles were people of Spanish blood who were born and raised in Latin America and the mestizos where a large class of people of mixed race
The name given to a San Antonio, TX dance school specializing in Mexican Folklorico dance. The name mestizo is a term traditionally used in Latin America and Spain for people of mixed European and Native American heritage or descent.
well it is most likely from latin ar spanish because that is what most of the English language originated.
No. Mestizos are people who are part Native American and Part Hispanic. Creoles are people who speak Creole languages. Most Creole speakers are not Mestizo.
Im mulatto. A mulatto is a person who has a one parent that is white and the other black. A mestizo is a native American and European person. Hope this helped :)
Mestizo is Indians from Mexico and other Latin countries producing a child with a white European. Mulatto is a mixture of Black and White.
Mestizos are half Spanish and half Indian. They can be of the upper elite class as many were, or of the poor rural an urban classes, depending on their parents economic and social status. Genizaros are Indian Slaves. They were the poorest and most socially marginalized people in Colonial New Mexico.… Their descendents were often referred to as "Coyotes." Many Genizaros were owned by well to do Mestizo families such as the Matin-Serranos of Northern New Mexico. The name eventually morphed into Martinez. They were descendents of a Spanish Soldier (Capitan Hernan Marttin Serrano) and a Tano Pueblo woman named Dona Inez. This was likely one of the richest and most influential families in Northern New Mexico! Over the generations they owned many Genizaros, who also took on the name of their Masters (Martinez). (MORE)
To conquer the Aztec civilization in the 16th century, Spanish conquistadors had the help of some minor Mesoamerican tribes, being the most important the Tlaxcalans. Unlike what most people think, Hernan Cortes and his men didn't finish-off the Aztecs by themselves. After Mexico's conquest, Taxca…lans were considered allies of the crown and as such, they began to have interracial marriages with the Spanish; also many Spaniards had unrecognized offspring with their conquered Aztec subjects; hence the name "mestizo": children of Native American and European parents. Nowadays, most Mexicans (60-80%) are considered mestizos. (MORE)
a mestizo is a person with Indian and Spanish background. Peoplewho had no Spanish ancestors such as Indians and Africans, held thelowest position in this society
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The word "mestizo" is derived from the Latin word "mixticius". In Spain, mestizo refers to "mixed" and is applied to individuals whose heritage is a mix of European and American Indian.
Yes. Most Mexicans are Mestizos, people of mixed European ("White")and Native American background. They account for 60-80% of theMexican population (between 67 up to 90 million in 2010).
60-80% of the population are mestizos (67 up to 90 million in2010). This figure cannot be precise, as mestizos are the result ofseveral generations of Spanish European and Native Americaninterracial marriages. If you trace the genetic make up of Mexicanpeople, approximately 90% of the overall popula…tion has whiteEuropean genes to some degree. (MORE)
It is the "ethnicity" of someone with both European and Native American ancestry. The majority (60-80%) of the Mexican population is mestizo to some degree, as racial segregation was less common during colonial times, and completely abolished once Mexico became independent, in 1821.
Mestizo is a racial definition, while Mexican is a nationality. Mestizos are people of both Native American AND white Caucasianancestry; they are the product of interracial marriages betweenSpanish conquistadors and Native American peoples during the Age ofExploration. Now, Mexican would be the te…rm to define anybody born in Mexico, orfrom Mexican parents. Therefore, you can have mestizos of Mexican, Guatemalan, Colombianor Peruvian nationality, and Mexicans of white, Amerindian, mestizoand even Asian ancestry. (MORE)
Mestizos are the result of interracial marriages between Native American people and Spanish conquistadors, who conquered and settled Mexico since the 16th century. Nowadays, between 60 and 80% of the current population is considered mestizo; genetically speaking, most mestizos have 70% of genetic c…omponents from Native Americans, 25% of Caucasian and 5% of African. (MORE)
All of them conformed the society of present-day Latin Americaduring colonial times. . Peninsulares were people born in Spain, and held the highestpositions in government and industry. . Creoles (Spanish: criollos ) were people of Spanishancestry born in the Americas. . Mestizos were the peop…le born out of mixed marriages betweenSpanish settlers and Native Americans. During colonial times theywere a minority, but after the Independence Wars, they became themost prominent ethnic group. . (MORE)
During Spanish colonial rule in the Marianas, the term mestizo ( mestisu in Chamorro) referred to aperson of mixed parentage. In its original context, as it was usedin the Philippines, the term mestizo, denoted people who were ofmixed Chinese and Spanish descent. By the mid-19th Century,however, t…he term mestizo (for males) or mestiza (for females) applied to any person of half-Spanish descent in theSpanish-ruled areas. There was a negative connotation associated with the term mestizo , which later evolved to its contemporaryacceptance as a term used to refer to people of mixed descent.Philippine Historian Domingo Abella wrote: Pigmentation determined the status of Spanish mestizos inthe Philippines. As long as they approximated the complexion offull-blooded Spaniards, they reminded several shades superior tothe indios (indigenous). Repeated intermarriage with indios , however, eventually resulted in "indianization,"rather than "hispanization." This process was both physical as wellas legal. As evidence of Spanish blood progressively disappeared,so did the privileges that came with it. Those who had any trace of indio blood, however, could never become the social equalsof the of the pure-bloods. Los limpios de sangro (thepure-bloods) always regarded them, along with the indios and the Chinese mestizos , as insulares. . Insulares was a term used to refer to Spaniards born inthe Philippines or to Spanish-Chamorro mestizos born onGuam. There are also, however, a number of official Spanish historicdocuments where the term mestizo appears to be used merelyas a descriptive term for social matters, not as an ethnic categoryunder the Spanish administrative apparatus. hile initially the word mestizo denoted a person who washalf-Spanish and half-Chamorro, it has evolved over the centuries.In its current use today on Guam, a mestisu or mestisa (Chamorro variations of the Spanish word mestizo ) refers to any person of mixed ethnicity, but isusually associated with a person who is part-Chamorro andpart-Caucasian. References to person of such mixed heritage can be ethnic-specific,such as Mestisan Chamorro yan Tagalu (female Chamorro andFilipino), Mestison Chamorro yan Korean (male Chamorro andKorean) or Mestison Chamorro yan Amerikanu (male Chamorroand Caucasian), etc. Traje de Mestisa : Another use for avariation of the term Mestisa is a traditional Chamorrodress for women, characterized by its high and elegant sleeves.The Mestisa was widely used in Marianas during specialoccasions until the 1970s. Today, this form of dress is stilloccasionally worn. (MORE)