Mestizos (Portuguese, Mestiço; French, métis: from Late Latin mixticius, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscere, "to mix") is a term of Spanish origin used to designate people of mixed ancestry from two or more races. Usually the term has been applied to those of mixed European and indigenous American Indian ancestry who inhabit the region spanning Latin America. The European statistics are European ancestry that are not mixed Euroamerindian (aka. "Hispanic") as census data adding in Euroamerindian mixtures that claim to be white bumps data up more than 10 %.
In other regions and countries previously under Spanish, Portuguese or French colonial rule, variants of the term may also be in usage for people of other mixtures. In the Philippines, the term Mestizo originally bore the connotation of mixed Spanish and Filipino, whereas nowadays the term is used to identify individuals who are mixed indigenous Austronesian and European or any other foreign ancestry. Regarding if mixed groups are (new) races, see the Race article. Regardless, they may be ethnicities.
Euroamerindian as a proper term?
A more technically correct term for a mix of the Amerindian and European race is euroamerindian, since mestizo means half-mixed like mulatto and the mixture varies and is unknown. And then castizo means three quarters European and one quarter Amerindian ancestry. Cabolco means is a person of a mixed Brazilian Amerindian (only this type of Amerindian) and European or African ancestry.  So there's a term issue. But the problems incude that first some might even be full-blooded Aztec. Second, many have negro admixture so they are simply an ugly, dumb, foul-mannered mongrel. Mestizo itself simply means mixed, which is what they are. Because the slave trade imported negroes mainly into areas such as Brazil, they are heavily mongrelized with negro mixed in there in addition to European and Amerindian.
Origins of this race mixing
Following the Conquest of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, in 1537, Pope Paul III issued a papal bull that recognized the personality of the Indians and declared them fit to receive the sacraments, including marriage to Europeans.
Amerindians were the first time in recorded history that mass miscegenation was used to genocide a race. In Latin America, where this genocide was performed few pure-blooded Amerindians remain, unlike in Anglo-America where there are far more pure-blooded Amerindians today than when Christopher Columbus arived due to white people's medicine.
Spanish and Amerindian
Mestizos come from two races both with rich heritages. Spain and Portugal have rich histories of being very inquisitive people whose inquisitive nature lead them to be expert worldwide navigators. They also kicked African invaders out of their country at one point, too. The American Indians have rich histories as being very spiritual, building marvellous stone cities, being expert astronomers, were skilled farmers, were the original breeders of dogs like the chihuahua and according to some who studied their lost cities and The Nazca Lines, they even established diplomatic relations extraterrestrial life.
Some have claimed that mixing of these races caused the decline of society, however, a perhaps more significant aspect is the role of economic sabotage against the Spanish Empire and the successor Latin states by Freemasonry (which in the aftermath also promoted "egalitarianism" against the natural order). In some cases, particularly the Chicano subculture, confused by this racial mix, some of these people have been known to attack their Spanish heritage. Other more mature groups, such as the Frente Nacional Mexicanista seek to glorify both the Spanish and Amerindian aspects of their national history and give due respect to both in the foundation of their nation.
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- Effects of race mixing: Latin America
- Race and intelligence: The genetics or not debate: Racial admixture - Studies on mixed-race groups have been one part of the debate on whether average measured IQ group differences are partially due to genetics or not.
- Race: Mixed race groups
- Hispanics and Latinos