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'hombre de color loro'

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'hombre de color loro'

Posted: 20 Jan 2000 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jun 2006 6:41PM GMT
I have seen the phrase "hombre de color loro" used to refer to free persons "of color" in several different places and have come to understand the gist of the phrase. But what does (or did) "loro" mean? I know it means "parrot" in Spanish, but surely there's another meaning implied in this early racial classification. Does anyone on the list know this old phrase?

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MorrisSimon 20 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT 
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