metif

metif

(ˈmeɪtiːf)
n
(Peoples) obsolete a person of mixed race, esp] a child or descendant of a Native American and a White European
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The French in the Southern states referred to mixed descendants who had one white parent as 'mulatto' (2nd generation, with one black parent), 'quadroon' (3rd with a mixed descent parent), 'metif' or 'octoroon' (4th), 'meamelanc' or 'mustifee' (5th), 'quarteron' or 'mustifino' (6th), and in the seventh generation 'sang-mele'.
PAPEN (1987), "Le Metif: le nec plus ultra des grammaires en contact", Revue Quebecoise de Linguistique Theorique et Appliquee 6, pp.