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Complete list of caste terms

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By W Johnston - Posted on 09 January 2019

After 9 years of working on records, I came across "coiota" for the first time today. Thanks to a Portuguese-language web site's footnote I now know that it means media-mestiza/media-india.

But I was surprised that it was so difficult to find the meaning online -- and that I could not find a complete list of all the different caste terms used in Mexico over the centuries.

Does anyone know if there is such a list online?

Here is a good place to start, if you want to learn more about the different castas in colonial Mexico:

https://nativeheritageproject.com/2013/06/15/las-castas-spanish-racial-classifications/

Regards
Denise
ps the website is in English

Also, you can have a look here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casta

At the bottom of the page are some sources listed as well.

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