- a woman of mixed racial or ethnic ancestry, especially, in Latin America, of mixed American Indian and European descent or, in the Philippines, of mixed native and foreign descent.
Origin of mestiza
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From the spot where she lay the mestiza witnessed their greeting.
This the mestiza saw, and it compelled her to pause and reflect how she was to get nearer.
The mestiza girls are, as a rule, often of wonderful beauty.The Philippine Islands
Ramon Reyes Lala
She is a mestiza, and thou art a child of the Church, though this following of gypsy wenches does not show it.On the Frontier
But white wives being difficult to obtain, mestiza maidens had generally to be accepted, or rather, taken in their stead.Mr. Fortescue