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Re: LOTR credit line

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Saturday, January 3, 2004, 0:58
Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> writes:
>I am rather perplexed myself, especially since I met Brasilian people >who=20 >became very good friends of mine. In Brasil, they are both considered=20 >white. Here, only she is considered white, and he is considered >"coloured"= >=20 >(it's true that they have a big difference of tan). That baffled him >when=20 >he first came here :)) . > >I promise Maggel will have twisted ways of looking at skin colours ;))) .
I remember in one of my classes we discussed the social strata of Spanish America, and they had split the different types up into different categories based upon your ancestry. I cannot remember them all, but i think there were at least 20 designations for different types, ranging from simple Criollo and Mulato, to Salta Atras. They'd trace your entire history, through wheter your grandparents were mulatos or criollos, or mestizos, etc. Anyway, in the Philippines in Tagalog, there is one color word that is used solely for skin color, kayumanggi, which is only used for the brown color of Filipino skin. It is never used for the color brown. Caucasians are called "puti" (white). I am not sure what other "races" are called, but usually it's more ethnicity than skin color.