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The Sound of the Guanche language (Numbers, Greetings, Words & Sample Texts)


Andrea Valeri plays Guanches


Andrea Valeri - Guanches (live)


Guanches - Andrea Valeri


Les Guanches ⵉⴳⵡⴰⵏⵛⵉⵢⵏ - Igwanciyen (imaziɣen n Taknara) 🇮🇨

Guanches were the aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands. In 2017, the first genome-wide data from the Guanches confirmed a North African origin and that they were genetically most similar to modern North African Berber, peoples of the nearby North African mainland. It is believed that they migrated to the archipelago around 1000 BC or perhaps earlier. The Guanches were the only native people known to have lived in the Macaronesian region before the arrival of Europeans, as there is no evidence that the other Macaronesian archipelagos were inhabited before Europeans arrived. After the Spanish conquest of the Canaries they were ethnically and culturally absorbed by Spanish settlers, although elements of their culture survive to this day, intermixed within Canarian customs and traditions such as Silbo.
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