An explanation on Filipino skin terminology

  • Mestisa: Derived from Spanish word "Mestiza" referring to a woman of mixed heritage, usually of Spanish and "indio" descent. This refers to the light skin associated with people of Eurasian descent.
  • Chinita/Tsinita: Refers to skin that is associated with people of East Asian descent, whether mixed or full-blooded. It ranges from light to medium olive skin.
  • Morena: In Hispanic cultures, this generally refers to dark features associated with the "Moros" of Medieval Spain. In the Philippines, this more specifically refers to the medium to dark olive skin color associated with full-blooded, indigenous women (regardless of the fact many mixed Pinays have this skin color). In Filipino society, this is the least desirable skin color.
  • What these skin classification names really mean: Our generation must eliminate the idea that beauty is directly related to race.
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