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Zambaigo: A term used in Catholic Church registers to describe a person from Spanish-speaking Latin America whose ancestry is Indian, African, and Caucasian. Racial classifications were often based on physical appearance or social status; therefore, they were not always accurate.

Zambo: A term used in Catholic Church registers to describe a person from Spanish-speaking Latin America whose ancestry is Indian (1/2) and African (1/2). Racial classifications were often based on physical appearance or social status; therefore, they were not always accurate.

Zambo de Indio, Peru: A term used in Peruvian Catholic Church registers to describe a person whose ancestry is African (1/2) and Indian (1/2). Racial classifications were often based on physical appearance or social status; therefore, they were not always accurate.

ZIP code, USA: A numerical postal code used in the United States. Each zip code identifies an exact post office that handles the mail for a given area. ZIP codes were introduced in 1963 to speed the sorting and delivery of mail in the United States. ZIP is an acronym that stands for Zoning Improvement Plan.

Zivilstandsregister: A German word for civil registration records.