Definition: Half-Caste, Half-Breed, Half-Blood; Crossbred, Mixed



50 Million Indigenous people of the Americas

50 Million Indigenous people of the Americas

I seen this online, I wonder what they were thinking when they made those terms. They are somewhat pronounced similar too.
—————
During the Spanish (Mestizo), Portuguese (Mestiço), and French (Metis) colonization of the Americas it came to mean the offspring of a European and Amerindian only.

Métis(f. “métisse”, m. plural “métis”, f. plural “métisses): The word “Métis” comes from the Latin “Miscere” meaning “To Mix” and was originally used to describe the offspring of the Native Mothers and the French Fathers.

Defination: half-caste, half-breed, half-blood; crossbred, mixed.

Mestizo(pl. mes·ti·zos or mes·ti·zoes): a Spanish term that was formerly used in the Spanish Empire to designate people of mixed European (Spaniard) and Amerindian ancestry living in the region of Latin America. The word originated from the Romance language / Latin word Mixticius, meaning “mixed”.
Defination: half-breed · half-caste, half blood, crossbred, mixed.

Mestiço(pl. mes-ti-cos): In colonial Brazil, the Portuguese-speaking part of Latin America, Mestiço initially was used to refer to a person with both European and Native South American Amerindian blood only. The word ”Mestiço” comes from the Latin word ”Mixticius” meaning ”mixed”

Defination: half-breed · half-caste, half blood, crossbred, mixed.

https://www.facebook.com/HmongsAndNativeAmericans/posts/694275387286713



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *