Chino

When I was walking around yesterday a little girl told her mom, 

"Mira ma allí va un Chino!"

and she pointed at me and laughed.

Now I know the word chino means ‘curly hair.’ It’s used here in Mexico. But also “Chino” was a casta classification.

"Chino" in the Casta system meant indio + lobo. Lobo is indio+negro.

The word was also used as and adjective. “Ese indio se mira achinado”

Does the word chino for curly hair come from this?

What that little girl mean????

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