Specifically, the term was historically applied to the descendants of indigenous Christian Iberians who, after several generations of living among a Muslim majority, adopted their culture and religion. Under Apartheid law there were seven categories of Coloured people: Federally recognized Indian tribes have insisted that identity and membership is related to culture, and that individuals brought up within tribal culture are fully members, regardless of whether they have some European or African ancestry. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. Hispanic and Latino American groups in the United States. In rare instances, where free blacks were concerned, there was marriage Bennett, In the 18th and 19th centuries, racialists such as Edward Long and Josiah Nott began to assert that mulattoes were sterile like mules.
Thus, in this context, the term "Muwalad" has a meaning close to "the adopted".
The Handbook of Texas Online. But it happened more throughout my teenage years, and I got used to it. Female actor Halle Berry tops our list. According to the same source, the term does not denote being of mixed-race but rather being of foreign-blood and local culture. Every year, more and more people are born of parents of different races. The name Baster is derived from the Dutch word for "bastard" or "crossbreed".