Mixed-race Brazilian

Mixed-race Brazilian

Brazilian censuses do not use a "multiracial" category. Instead, the censuses use skin colour categories, with a Pardo (brown) one, that may include people of varied "mixed racial" ancestry, but probably also accounts for non-mixed acculturated Amerindians. According to the 2006 PNAD, "pardos" make up 79.782 million people, or 42.6% of Brazil's population.

According to some DNA researches, Brazilians predominantly possess some degree of mixed-race ancestry, though less than half of the country's population classified themselves as "pardos" in the census. This is not seen as any kind of misclassification, since the census categories are not, and do not pretend to be, based on ancestry, but rather on skin colour.

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