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mestizo

(māstē`sō) [Span.,=mixture], person of mixed race; particularly, in Mexico and Central and South America, a person of European (Spanish or Portuguese) and indigenous descent. The mestizos constitute a large part of the population in several Latin American countries; they are in various places also called by other names, e.g., ladinos in Guatemala, caboclos in Brazil. The word is primarily applied to a mixture of racial strains, but it has acquired social and cultural connotations; it may be applied to pure-blooded indigenous people who adopt European dress and customs. All persons of mixed race are called mestizos in the Philippines.
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In what follows, I draw on these works to provide a framework for understanding the movement and its cultural significance among urban mestizos in Central Mexico.
Chapter 3 discusses Ayacuchano huayno specifically and addresses the ways in which the genre was consciously inscribed with a distinctly regional elite social status cultivated by a growing, upwardly-mobile highland mestizo middle-class listening audience through the work of the Ayacuchano Cultural Center during the early twentieth century.
According to a 2006 LAPOP survey, Evo Morales and the MAS won 71 percent of the vote of self-identified indigenous people, 51 percent of the vote of self-identified mestizos, and 32 percent of the vote of self-identified whites in the 2005 elections in Bolivia.
7) Vasconcelos intends to replicate this notion and apply it to mestizaje ideology by acculturating indigenous people to mestizo cultural norms through education.
In contrast all 120 samples from Afro-Ecuadorian and mestizo persons were negative.
Jesus Nazareno is one of the basic icons of my Latino Mestizo spirituality.
Most of the Mestizo workers come from other states in Mexico and are professionally trained; they come to the HRC because they are committed to working for justice for the indigenous people of Chiapas.
HLA class II genotypes in Mexican Mestizos with familial and nonfamilial multiple sclerosis.
By the late 1930s, Niggli was widely acclaimed for her one-act folk comedies and some of her historic plays, centered on themes of the Mexican Revolution and the portrayal of mestizo consciousness.
When they finally get to Cusco, the Quechua face discrimination by the majority mestizo (mixed Spanish and indigenous) population.
First, Lewis adds a new level of analysis to the study of Spanish American witchcraft, often characterized as the realm of non-Spaniards generally, by delineating the different roles played by Indians, blacks, mulattos, and mestizos and by specifying Indians as the primary suppliers of witchcraft.
Originally, I was presenting my works on indigenous themes for our Quechua communities only, but now," notes Cardenas, "they are being viewed and discussed among all peoples, not only the pueblos indigenas but the Mestizos, too.