Studies have shown that the racial ancestry mixture of the average Puerto Rican (regardless of racial self-identity) is about 64% European, 21% African, and 15% Native Taino, with European ancestry strongest on the west side of the island and West African ancestry strongest on the east side, and consistent levels of
What are Puerto Ricans mixed with percentages?
Adjective Puerto Rican. Ethnic composition: white (mostly Spanish origin) 80.5%, black 8%, Amerindian 0.4%, Asian 0.2%, mixed and other 10.9%.
What does Taíno mean in English?
We are good, noble The name Taíno was given by Columbus. When he met some native men, they said Taíno, Taíno, meaning We are good, noble. Columbus thought that taíno was the name of the people. Rouse divides the Taínos into three main groups. One is the Classic Taíno, from Hispaniola and Puerto Rico.
How do you say hello in Taino language?
What is a Taino house called?
The Tainos, indigenous people from the Caribbean and Florida, lived in huts called bohios. Bohios, which is pronounced /boh-ee-ohs/, were circular, except for the chiefs hut, which was rectangular.