Do you know Trigueno in Puerto Rico?

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Do you know Trigueno in Puerto Rico?

Unread post by alexalonso » March 6th, 2008, 3:50 pm

IN Puerto Rico there are unique words used to distinguish someone characteristics based on skin, hair and race such as moreno, negro, mulatto, indo, chino, etc. None of these type are meant to be derogatory, but Trigueno is a lesser know category in PR. I dont think it is an official term, but more like a casual way to describe.

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Unread post by Silencioso » March 7th, 2008, 12:58 pm

Yeah, trigueno is used in several Latin American countries to mean somebody that's dark but not black or native.

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Re: Do you know Trigueno in Puerto Rico?

Unread post by VALERO » March 7th, 2008, 2:33 pm

alexalonso wrote:IN Puerto Rico there are unique words used to distinguish someone characteristics based on skin, hair and race such as moreno, negro, mulatto, indo, chino, etc. None of these type are meant to be derogatory, but Trigueno is a lesser know category in PR. I dont think it is an official term, but more like a casual way to describe.
Isn't trigueno like a mulatto, say a mulatto who happens to be more light skinned than the typical mulatto (part black/part white) or have more white blood (like Spanish blood) than black blood, like a mulatto who's 75 % white/25 % black as opposed to being half black, half white. I'm not totally sure but I think it refers to some type of mixed race person with both black and white blood.

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Unread post by Silencioso » March 7th, 2008, 6:45 pm

I think it's a loose, all purpose race term. It means literally "wheat colored" which I guess means tan or light brown.

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Re: Do you know Trigueno in Puerto Rico?

Unread post by 100 » March 14th, 2008, 12:54 pm

VALERO wrote:
alexalonso wrote:IN Puerto Rico there are unique words used to distinguish someone characteristics based on skin, hair and race such as moreno, negro, mulatto, indo, chino, etc. None of these type are meant to be derogatory, but Trigueno is a lesser know category in PR. I dont think it is an official term, but more like a casual way to describe.
Isn't trigueno like a mulatto, say a mulatto who happens to be more light skinned than the typical mulatto (part black/part white) or have more white blood (like Spanish blood) than black blood, like a mulatto who's 75 % white/25 % black as opposed to being half black, half white. I'm not totally sure but I think it refers to some type of mixed race person with both black and white blood.
how is a mullato 3/4 white? thats not a mullato thats like something else

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Unread post by Silencioso » March 15th, 2008, 12:28 pm

In the US, 3/4 white, 1/4 black was a quadroon. There's different names for that type of mix in Latin America.

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