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  1. Zambonoun

    A person with African and Native American/indigenous heritage; Afro-Indian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zambonoun

    the child of a mulatto and a negro; also, the child of an Indian and a negro; colloquially or humorously, a negro; a sambo

  2. Etymology: [See Sambo.]

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  1. Zambo

    Zambo or cafuzo are racial terms used in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires and occasionally today to identify individuals in the Americas who are of mixed African and Amerindian ancestry. Historically, the racial cross between African slaves and Amerindians was referred to as a "zambaggoa", then "zambo", then "sambo". In the United States, the word "sambo" is thought to refer to the racial cross between a black slave and a white person. The meaning of the term "sambo" however is contested in North America, where other etymologies have been proposed. The word most likely originated from one of the Romance languages, or Latin and its direct descendants. The feminine word is zamba. Under the casta system of Spanish colonial America, the term originally applied to the children of one African and one Amerindian parent, or the children of two zambo parents. During this period, a myriad of other terms denoted individuals of African/Amerindian ancestry in ratios smaller or greater than the 50:50 of zambos: cambujo for example. Today, zambo refers to all people with significant amounts of both African and Amerindian ancestry, though it is frequently considered pejorative.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. zambo

    A term on the Spanish Main for a race produced by the union of the negro and the Indian; it literally means bow-legged.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zambo in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zambo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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