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The gaucho in Uruguay

The gaucho is a man of the prairie-rider, does not respond to a single ethnic type, the result of the fusion of the River Plate region, its origin is linked to the unique political, historical and economic of their environment. It belongs equally to the pastoral areas of Argentina, southern Brazil and Uruguay, the geographic area of ​​the gaucho matches a natural region. It can be said with certainty that their primal kind born in the Eastern Band throughout the eighteenth century.

The word comes from the term gaucho Quechua "huachu", which means orphan or vagabond. Spanish settlers transformed the term, orphans went to call them "assholes" the homeless "gauchos". In southern Brazil is often called "Gaudério" or "Gaucho".

Has the gaucho oriental physical and psychological traits of the parents, in partnership with the environment they are born and formed. It is usually thin, sallow, bearded but there nude and straight hair, and there are blond and blue-eyed, covering the entire scale ranging from Indian miscegenation crude Iberian-Germanic conqueror.

The equestrian life, flesh-eating, the rough weather, winds tonics Oceanic and Pampa, will raise lean, hard, fast, and bilious texture. Some hold the mane stout with Indian headband, others put on his hat panzurro loose hair, some bearing the bronze torso bare, others covered with shirts or ponchos, all use the colt boots and fluke.

The wilderness and the solitary make you moody and silent. Freedom and wealth make him proud, hospitable and loyal. The permanent hostility to the Spanish police, and fighting with untamed beasts, give courage, boldness, contempt for life itself and others ...

It is customary to die without pain and kill without remorse.
The conqueror receives the horse and guitar; Indian, the poncho, the headband, the mate and the bolas.

Their language is a mixture of archaic Castilian of the sixteenth century, with indigenous elements, to which he later added Portuguese and African voices, the twists of language are usually expressed themselves and imaging. The saying is typically your response.


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