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Mapuche: Indigenous People FromChile And Argentina

Mapuche: Indigenous People FromChile And Argentina

Mapuche people make up close to 10% of Chile’s population. However, in spite of this fact, the remarkable history that the Mapuche people have had remains a mystery to most of the people who live in the western world. Mapuche people are credited with warding off the impending attacks of the empire by the indomitable conquistadors from Spain. It is this fact that makes people think that the Mapuche people…

Chile’s Mapuche Indians Wage War Against History

Chile’s Mapuche Indians Wage War Against History

An indigenous leader is said to have dreamt as he lay in his prison cell located in Concepcion. This is a cell found over 400 miles south of Santiago, the capital of Chile. The return of the ancestral land is the main feature in the dream of this indigenous leader. Basques and Catalans enjoy autonomous rule The leader foresees that the Mapuche nation in Chile model is founded on the…

The History OfMapuche- An Overview Of The Life At The Mapuche Land

The History OfMapuche- An Overview Of The Life At The Mapuche Land

A flock of native occupants of the south-central parts of Chile and the southwest Argentina, MAPUCHE refers to a diversity of ethnicity, sharing social, economic as well as religious structure. This group of diversified ethnicity even shares the legacy of linguistics in common. Once, this group has great influence over the land that extends between Aconcagua River to the Archipelago of CHILOE and at a later stage it included the…

Chile’s Mapuche: The people and the land

Chile’s Mapuche: The people and the land

Chile has inhabitant that mostly come under the Mapuche Community. Mapuche is a group of residents living in southern central parts of Chile as well as some areas that belong to Patagonia. Mapuche’s literal meaning is people of earth. This group is composed of a numerous groups who have joined together to form a group because of commonness in their social, economic and religious structures. These people have lived through…

Mapuche Culture, Legends, Music, Art, Language, History

Mapuche Culture, Legends, Music, Art, Language, History

Mapuche is basically a group of residents living in southern central parts of Chile as well as some areas that belong to Patagonia. Mapuche’s literal meaning is people of earth. This group is composed of a numerous groups who have joined together to form a group because of commonness in their social, economic and religious structures. These people have lived through real difficult times in their past, but they have…

Mapuche Current Situation

Mapuche Current Situation

When speaking about the history of the nation, it is always interesting to look into the current situation of it and how far the nation has come. The Mapuche people have a long history of fighting for their land and their rights that does not seem to stop until today. The majority of the Mapuche population is residing in Argentina and Chile. Both these countries are currently ruled by the…

Mapuche Language

Mapuche Language

Language is another characteristic of the nation that plays a huge role in its history. Mapudungün (from dungün ‘speech, speak and mapu ‘land, earth’) is a language which is spoken in west central Argentina and south-central Chile by Mapuche people (che ‘people’ and mapu ‘earth’). Its spelling is Mapudungu or Mapuzugün. It used to be previously recognized as Araucanian. In fact, Spanish people has given this name to the Mapuche.…

Mapuche culture

Mapuche culture

  When discussing the nation and its history, it is not possible to completely understand or relate to it without looking into the culture, religion and general outlook of this nation. This is the reason why I decided to dedicate a blog post to the Mapuche culture that might help us understand why certain things have occurred in their history. The people of Mapuche spiritual belief is very closely connected…

Three interesting facts about Mapuche

Three interesting facts about Mapuche

Majority of us, when we hear the phrase “Native American language”, will think right away about languages like Cherokee, Navajo or other languages spoken by the Native American tribes found in the United States. However, the United States isn’t the only part of the Americas where indigenous languages are spoken. Indigenous peoples lived all throughout North, Central, and South America before European countries started to conquer and colonize. Some tribes…

Traditions of Mapuche

Traditions of Mapuche

Women in the community usually get married by the time they are 20 years old and they are not considered adult until then. Women have no voice in the reservation legislative issues. Their children perform a ton of chores though. The girls do the work around the house, whereas the boys do the rest, just like the adults. The girls are usually watched by their mothers while they do the…