Francisco Pizarro

March 20, 2019 | Uncategorized

The town of Tangarara is located 12 km. to the West of the city of Sullana (chap. Prov.) in the dacha of the Chira River margin. Their names is known because suponese that fu there where extremeno Francisco Pizarro established the first Spanish town on land carved and annex territory of the tahuantinsuyu. A simple Obelisk erected during the Government of President Luis M Sanchez Cerro is timeless testimony more beyond this Act, the village remains one more the Chirla Valley waiting for Government support to enhance their development but it is not and the foundation of San Miguel de Tangarara what is about this article. We want to sketch some lines about the etymology of the word itself; them that are part of our work of research on pre-Hispanic linguistics in the Department of Piura in pre-Hispanic times Tangarara was not a big city like Poechos but neither was a negligible population.

It was an important seat carved where it was the residence of the local curacas of the Group carved of the Chira Valley, while Poechos was the inca provincial capital. In Hispanic times was the seat of the first city founded by the Spaniards in 1532 and today is no more than a village abandoned to its history. The original seat of Tangarara is not the one now occupied by the current town but it was a place close to the beaches and pools the old neighboring tallanes Pier. So far, there is no clear identification of the name with one of the pre-Hispanic languages of the region. On the one hand, Tangarara is part of a toponymic set of wide geographical coverage. It is found scattered on the banks of the Chira River (Cucungara, Tillingara, Pelingara) in the del rio Piura (Cucungara) sierra de Ayabaca (Cahingara Frias, Samangara) and more to the East, in the Department of Amazonas (Bongara) in the territory of ancient Chachapoyas.


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