#tigernado #Sambo is a term for a person with #Africanheritage and, in some countries, also mixed with Native American heritage (see #zambo).
A painting captioned "Negro con Mulata produce Sambo" ("Negro with a Mulatto produces a Sambo"), Indian school, 1770.
Formerly, it had the technical meaning of a person having a mixture of black and white ancestry, more black than white—contrast with mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, etc. in modern US English and British English.
Etymology and usageEdit
The word "sambo" came into the English language from the Latin American Spanish word zambo, the Spanish word in Latin America for a person of mixed African and Native American descent. This in turn may have come from one of #three African language sources. Webster's Third International Dictionary holds that it may have come from the #Kongo word nzambu (monkey). Note that the z of (Latin American) Spanish is pronounced like the English s rather than as the z in the word nzambu. The Royal Spanish Academy gives the origin from a Latin word, possibly the adjective valgus or another modern Spanish term (patizambo), both of which translate to "#bow-#legged".
The equivalent term in Portuguese-speaking areas, such as Brazil, is cafuzo.
Examples of "Sambo" as a common name can be found as far back as the 19th century. In#Thackeray's novel Vanity Fair (serialised from 1847), the black skinned Indian servant of the Sedley family from Chapter One, is called Sambo. Similarly, in Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), one of Simon Legree's overseers is named Sambo. Instances of it being used as a stereotypical name for African Americans can be found as early as the Civil War.
Main article: Sambo's Grave
Sambo's Grave is the 1736 burial site of a young dark-skinned cabin boy or slave, on unconsecrated ground in a field near the small village of #Sunderland Point, near #Heysham and Overton, #Lancashire, #England. Sunderland Point used to be a#port, serving#cotton, sugar and slave ships from the West Indies and North America.
Little Black Sambo