Mestizo is a person with mixed blood. The ancestry have both European and Native American decent. Also a lot of people can be Mestizo if they are Mexican and South American decent. Mestizo has a large population in the Spanish speaking countries. In Portuguez, Brazil, Guatamela are where the larges poulations of Mestizo people stay. There are also a lot of Mestizo people who live in the United States.


My book stars a black Colombian lesbian; a blonde, blue-eyed Cuban Jew; a red-headed, freckled, white Cuban-American; two mestizo Mexican-Americans (one who thinks she is purely European and the other who thinks she is Aztec) and a mulatto half-Puerto Rican, half-Dominican. --Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, author of The Dirty Girls Social Club (2003)



A representation of Mestizos in "Pintura de Castas" during the Latin American colonial period. "De español e india, produce mestizo" (Of a Spaniard and an Amerindian, produces a Mestizo).


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