2. Nowadays used to refer to any Hispanic person of mixed Amerindian and European descent, regardless of proportions. Sometimes even used as a general term for any Hispanic person of mixed racial origins.
3. Sometimes used to refer to the Hispanic culture of the Americas (as it is a mix of different indigenous, European and African cultures).
The cognate word in Portuguese is mestiço, while in French it is métis.
2. Most people in Mexico, Central America, Ecuador, Colombia and Paraguay are mestizo, while in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay most people are just of European descent, and in Peru and Bolivia most people are Amerindians.
3. "We are one single mestizo race from Mexico to the Magellan Straits." - Ernesto "Che" Guevara
In modern times, a Mestizo's skin color can range from very dark or or light caramel. Many are observed to have black straight hair, and pronounce noses, and often are shorter. Mestizos have almond shaped and black colored eyes. Mestizos make up about 60% of Mexico's population.
Most Mexican-Americans found in the United States fall under this category, thus the term "brown pride" which is used often in west coast cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco.
At times Mestizos can be very light skinned but can have noticeable Indigenous facial features and tan very easily.
guy #2: yeah, I think he is a Castizo
girl #1: No, dingbat, he is a Mestizo.
Mestizo word pertain to a person with this mix that has a (1) heavy dark brown pigmentation complexion ,but round eyes( head hieght is twice as long as head width)(2) or light skin but showing oriental eyes as well as head bone structure( head height almost equals head width).
Those still considered White are,head structure hieght is at least twice as long as width with predominantly showing round eyes, regardless of complexion( very white to thin brown complexion)
Majority of the south american population.
Population also include many Blacks and well as many blondes.
blondes are mixed heavily with white and vis versa in Europe, ususally considered the same race(Losely, but not totally really)
Mulatto= White and Black