What do the different colored contact icon represent?

I have a few questions on the 'contacts'.  What do the different colored icons for my contacts represent?  Why did the phone numbers import without the "-" (dash) between the numbers?  Why do I have multiple listings for many contacts?  How can I clean up my contact list so all the information for one contact is in just one contact and not spread out over several entries for one person?

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Re: What do the different colored contact icon represent?
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Where did you import the contacts from? You can merge many of those contacts manually. If they are Google contacts, you can have Google find duplicates and merge them together from the web page for the contacts.

I never figured out how Google assigns colored circles with the first letter of the contact for the contacts I don't have an image for.

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