The work Drake's Voyages first used the term in the context of intimate unions producing biracial children. While some people consider this term demeaning, the Basters proudly use the term as an indication Black and white mix teens their history. Many people who classified as in the "Asian" category could legally intermarry with "mixed-race" people because they shared the same nomenclature. This section needs additional citations for verification. Specifically, the term was historically applied to the descendants of indigenous Christian Iberians who, after several generations of living among a Muslim majority, adopted their culture and religion.