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Asiento de Con

Santuario de la Vir
gen de Huancani,

San Pedro de Cacha,


Pueblo Nuevo,

Santuario de Tan




Its repartimiento amounted to 112,500 dollars,
and it paid 900 dollars yearly for alcavala. The
capital is Tinta.

CANETE, a province and corregimiento of
Peru. Its jurisdiction begins six leagues s. of
Lima, and extends as far as 35, following the
coast of the Pacific ocean. It is bounded on the
n. e. by the province of Huarochiri, on the e. by
Yauros, on the s. by Yca, on the s. e. by Castro
Vireyna, and on the w. by the sea. It is 31 leagues
in length from n. to s. and from eight to nine in
width, from e. to w. It is watered by some streams,
of which the most considerable are the Mala on
the n. which rises from the lake Huasca-cocha,
in the province of Yauyos, and the Cañete. On
its coast are many small ports and bays, though
very insecure and of unequal bottom. It abounds
in wheat, maize, sugar-cane, and all sorts of
fruit. The lands of this province belong for the
most part to noble families at Lima, with which
capital it carries on a considerable trade in fish,
(brought from the coast), in fruit and vegetables,
salt procured from the salt grounds of Chielca,
and in nitre brought from the town of Mala.
Its corregidor used to have a repartimiento of
124,000 dollars, and it paid 992 yearly for alca
vala. The settlements of this province are,

Cañete, San Pedro de Mala,

Chilca, Pacarán,

Calango, Almagro,

Chincha, Lunaguana,

Tanqui, Zuñiga.


Canete, a river of the same province, which
rises from the lake Tiell-cocha in Yauyos. It
runs to the w. and enters the sea near the Herbae.
At its entrance are to be seen the remains of a fort
which belonged to the Incas of Peru.

Canete, some islands near the coast of the
same province.

Canete, a port in the same province, fre
quented by small vessels. It is very confined and

CANGREJILLOS, a settlement of the pro
vince and government of Tucumán, and juris-

diction of Jujuy, situate on the shore of the river

CANGREJO, a large settlement of the same
province and government as the former, and of
the same jurisdiction, situate likewise on the shore
of that river.

CANGREJOS, Island of the, lies at the en
trance of the river Orinoco, in its principal mouth,
called Navios, on the n. side. Mr. Bellin calls
it Cangray. It is small, and inhabited by Caribee

CANI, a settlement of the province and corre
gimiento of Huanuco in Peru, annexed to the cu
racy of Santa Maria del Valle.

(CANIADERAGO, a lake in Otsego county,
New York, nearly as large as Otsego lake, and
six miles w. of it. A stream called Oaks creek
issues from it, and falls into Susquehannah river,
about five miles below Otsego. The best cheese
in the state is said to be made on this creek.)

CANIBALES, or Caribes, a barbarous na
tion of Indians, who are, according to their name,
cannibals, inhabiting the islands of the Antilles
before they were taken and conquered by the Spa
nish, English, and French. There are few of
these Indians at the present day inhabiting those
islands ; the greater part are to be found in Domi
nica, which is entirely possessed by them ; they
adore a man who they affirm was uncreated, and
the first of all men, who descended from heaven,
and was called Longuo, from whose navel were
born other men , and some also from his legs, which
he himself cleft open with a hatchet. With the
Manicheans, they believe in the two original causes
of good and evil, and in the immortality of the
soul ; and whenever any one dies they bury with
him his slaves and servants, thinking they may
be of use to him in the other world. They are
polygamists, very cruel, but dexterous in the use
of the bow and arrow ; they are to be found also
in other parts of the continent. [See Caribes.]

(CANICODEO Creek, a s. w. head water of
Tioga river in New York, which interlocks with
the head waters of Genessee river, and joins Co
nesteo creek 26 miles w. n. w. from the Painted

CANICUARIS, a barbarous nation of Indians,
who live scattered in the woods of Rio Negro to
the n. of Marañon. It is but little known.

CANIN, a settlement of the province and cor
regimiento of Chancay in Peru, annexed to the
curacy of Canchas.

CANIS, a settlement of the province and cor
regimiento of Caxatambo in Peru, annexed to the
curacy of Tillos.

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