Brazilian Color Categorization (134)

1976 Brazilian color categorization conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). These color categories are individual self perception of themselves.
  1. Acastanhada (cashewlike tint; caramel colored)
  2. Agalegada
  3. Alva (pure white)
  4. Alva-escura (dark or off-white)
  5. Alverenta (or aliviero, "shadow in the water")
  6. Alvarinta (tinted or bleached white)
  7. Alva-rosada (or jamote, roseate, white with pink highlights)
  8. Alvinha (bleached; white-washed)
  9. Amarela (yellow)
  10. Amarelada (yellowish)
  11. Amarela-quemada (burnt yellow or ochre)
  12. Amarelosa (yellowed)
  13. Amorenada (tannish)
  14. Avermelhada (reddish, with blood vessels showing through the skin)
  15. Azul (bluish)
  16. Azul-marinho (deep bluish)
  17. Baiano (ebony)
  18. Bem-branca (very white)
  19. Bem-clara (translucent)
  20. Bem-morena (very dusky)
  21. Branca (white)
  22. Branca-avermelhada (peach white)
  23. Branca-melada (honey toned)
  24. Branca-morena (darkish white)
  25. Branca-pálida (pallid)
  26. Branca-queimada (sunburned white)
  27. Branca-sardenta (white with brown spots)
  28. Branca-suja (dirty white)
  29. Branquiça (a white variation)
  30. Branquinha (whitish)
  31. Bronze (bronze)
  32. Bronzeada (bronzed tan)
  33. Bugrezinha-escura (Indian characteristics)
  34. Burro-quanto-foge ("burro running away," implying racial mixture of unknown origin)
  35. Cabocla (mixture of white, Negro and Indian)
  36. Cabo-Verde (black; Cape Verdean)
  37. Café (coffee)
  38. Café-com-leite (coffee with milk)
  39. Canela (cinnamon)
  40. Canelada (tawny)
  41. Castão (thistle colored)
  42. Castanha (cashew)
  43. Castanha-clara (clear, cashewlike)
  44. Castanha-escura (dark, cashewlike)
  45. Chocolate (chocolate brown)
  46. Clara (light)
  47. Clarinha (very light)
  48. Cobre (copper hued)
  49. Corado (ruddy)
  50. Cor-de-café (tint of coffee)
  51. Cor-de-canela (tint of cinnamon)
  52. Cor-de-cuia (tea colored)
  53. Cor-de-leite (milky)
  54. Cor-de-oro (golden)
  55. Cor-de-rosa (pink)
  56. Cor-firma ("no doubt about it")
  57. Crioula (little servant or slave; African)
  58. Encerada (waxy)
  59. Enxofrada (pallid yellow; jaundiced)
  60. Esbranquecimento (mostly white)
  61. Escura (dark)
  62. Escurinha (semidark)
  63. Fogoio (florid; flushed)
  64. Galega (see agalegada above)
  65. Galegada (see agalegada above)
  66. Jambo (like a fruit the deep-red color of a blood orange)
  67. Laranja (orange)
  68. Lilás (lily)
  69. Loira (blond hair and white skin)
  70. Loira-clara (pale blond)
  71. Loura (blond)
  72. Lourinha (flaxen)
  73. Malaia (from Malabar)
  74. Marinheira (dark greyish)
  75. Marrom (brown)
  76. Meio-amerela (mid-yellow)
  77. Meio-branca (mid-white)
  78. Meio-morena (mid-tan)
  79. Meio-preta (mid-Negro)
  80. Melada (honey colored)
  81. Mestiça (mixture of white and Indian)
  82. Miscigenação (mixed --- literally "miscegenated")
  83. Mista (mixed)
  84. Morena (tan)
  85. Morena-bem-chegada (very tan)
  86. Morena-bronzeada (bronzed tan)
  87. Morena-canelada (cinnamonlike brunette)
  88. Morena-castanha (cashewlike tan)
  89. Morena clara (light tan)
  90. Morena-cor-de-canela (cinnamon-hued brunette)
  91. Morena-jambo (dark red)
  92. Morenada (mocha)
  93. Morena-escura (dark tan)
  94. Morena-fechada (very dark, almost mulatta)
  95. Morenão (very dusky tan)
  96. Morena-parda (brown-hued tan)
  97. Morena-roxa (purplish-tan)
  98. Morena-ruiva (reddish-tan)
  99. Morena-trigueira (wheat colored)
  100. Moreninha (toffeelike)
  101. Mulatta (mixture of white and Negro)
  102. Mulatinha (lighter-skinned white-Negro)
  103. Negra (negro)
  104. Negrota (Negro with a corpulent vody)
  105. Pálida (pale)
  106. Paraíba (like the color of marupa wood)
  107. Parda (dark brown)
  108. Parda-clara (lighter-skinned person of mixed race)
  109. Polaca (Polish features; prostitute)
  110. Pouco-clara (not very clear)
  111. Pouco-morena (dusky)
  112. Preta (black)
  113. Pretinha (black of a lighter hue)
  114. Puxa-para-branca (more like a white than a mulatta)
  115. Quase-negra (almost Negro)
  116. Queimada (burnt)
  117. Queimada-de-praia (suntanned)
  118. Queimada-de-sol (sunburned)
  119. Regular (regular; nondescript)
  120. Retinta ("layered" dark skin)
  121. Rosa (roseate)
  122. Rosada (high pink)
  123. Rosa-queimada (burnished rose)
  124. Roxa (purplish)
  125. Ruiva (strawberry blond)
  126. Russo (Russian; see also polaca)
  127. Sapecada (burnished red)
  128. Sarará (mulatta with reddish kinky hair, aquiline nose)
  129. Saraúba (or saraiva: like a white meringue)
  130. Tostada (toasted)
  131. Trigueira (wheat colored)
  132. Turva (opaque)
  133. Verde (greenish)
  134. Vermelha (reddish)


Works Cited

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