Please note most of these terms are derogatory and though they have been used by academics to describe those who are of mixed-racial heritage Intermix do not condone their use. This list is a record of terms that have been used to enable readers to recognize the meanings and so counteract their misuse.
Eurasian - refers to people of Asian and white European heritage.’ (Root 1996: x)
Griffe – a derogatory term meaning: a mulatto; a person having one Black and one mulatto parent.
Griferia – a derogatory term meaning: Negroes.
Grifo – a derogatory term meaning: a. curly, kinky hair b. coloured person, Negro
Half-blood – a derogatory term meaning: a person of mixed descent.
Half-breed – a derogatory term meaning: a person with parents from different races; esp. (North American) with White and Black parents or with White and American Indian parents.
Half-caste – a derogatory term meaning: a person of mixed-race.
Hapa haole (hapa) - a term derived from the Hawaiian language. Although it was originally used to designate someone who was partially a stranger or outsider – Hawaiian mixed with other national and racial heritage – today it designates someone of Asian or Pacific Island origin mixed with European heritage. (Root 1996: x).
Hybrid - 1. a person of mixed descent or mixed ancestry
2. an animal or plant that has parents of different species or varieties.
Hypodescent – a derogatory term meaning: refers to a social system that maintains the fiction of monoracial identification of individuals by assigning a racially mixed person to the racial group in their heritage that has the least social status. (Root 1996: x)
Intermarry - a. (of national, religious, etc. groups) to marry people from a different group
b. to marry someone with one’s own family or group
Interracial - existing between or involving different races such as an interracial marriage.