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Mestizos

LC control no.sh 93008230
Topical headingMestizos
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Variant(s)Eurindians (Latin America)
Hispano-Indians (Latin America)
Mestiços
See alsoIndians--Mixed descent
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Latin Americans
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Racially mixed people--Latin America
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Scope noteHere are entered works on Latin Americans of mixed European and Indian descent. Works on the process of racial interbreeding in Latin America between Europeans and Indians and the blending of European and Indian cultures are entered under Mestizaje.
Subject example tracingNote under Mestizaje
Found inWork cat.: 93-137843: Reyes Govea. El Mestizo, la nación y el nacionalismo mexicano, 1992.
Encyc. of Lat. Amer., 1974 (Mestizo; in Spanish America a person of mixed racial origin, particularly one of the white and Indian ancestry; in the Andean countries of South Amer. the word "cholo" is sometimes used as a synonym for mestizo; in Brazil the Portuguese word mestiço is a generic term for mixed-bloods of all types (during the colonial period a person of Indian-white origin was referred to as a caboclo)
Americana: v. 17, p. 7 (In much of Latin America the term "mestizo" is applied to a person of mixed Indian and European ancestry)
Hennepin (Mestizos; for Latin Americans of mixed European and Indian descent; see also Chicanos, x refs. from Eurindians (Latin America), Half-breeds (Latin America), Hispano-Indians (Latin America), Indians of South America-Mixed bloods, Mixed bloods (Latin American Indians))
Web. 3 (Mestizo; 1. Mixed-blood; a. A person of mixed European and non-Caucasian stock; specif. one of European (as Spanish or Portuguese) and American Indian ancestry, b. Philippines: a person of foreign (as Chinese) and native ancestry. 2. A completely acculturated Central or So. Amer. Indian)