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mestisu
pronunciation
mess-tee-soo
meaning
noun. half-breed; hybrid (male). Also mestisa (female).
etymology
From Spanish mestizo, meaning a person of mixed-race.
additional comments
The term mestisu originally meant a Chamorro with mixed Spanish and Chamorro ancestry. In modern times, the word is used to refer to a Chamorro person of Chamorro and Caucasian ancestry.
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