CHIMOR, a settlement of the province and
forregimiento of Paucartambo in Peru ; annexed
to the curacy of Challabamba.
CHINA, a small river of the province and go-
vernment of Santa Marta in the Nuevo Reyno de
Granada ; one of those which enter the great
cienega, or quagmire, on the e.
Same name, a point of land of the coast of Peru, in
the province and corregimienlo of Cañete.
Same name, a settlement of Indians of the province
and colony of Georgia ; situate on the shore of the
CHINACATES, a settlement of the province
of Tepeguana, and kingdom of Nueva Vizcaya.
CHINACOTA, a small settlement of the
jurisdiction and government of Pamplona in the
Nuevo Reyno de Granada. It is of a hot tempe-
rature, produces sugar-cane, plantains, maize, and
is extremely fertile in wheat ; but this not without
cultivation. The natives amount to about 90 poor
families, and as many Indians. It is situate in an
extensive valley, from whence it derives its title,
and which is also called. Of Meer Ambrosio, from
the Indians having killed here the German
General Ambrosio de Alfinger, by whom it w^as dis-
covered in 1531. Four leagues n. e. of Pam-
CHINANTLA, a settlement and head
settlement of the district of the alcaldía mayor of
Cozamaloapan in Nueva Espaha. It contains 40 fami-
lies of Chinantecas Indians, and is very fertile,
and abounding in maize and cotton. Eighty
leagues s. of Mexico.
CHINANTEPEC, Santa Catalina, a
settlement and head settlement of the district of
the alcaldia mayor of Guayacocotla in Nueva
Espana. Its territory is somewhat extensive, and
the settlements or wards belonging to it are far re-
moved from each other, the greater part of them
being situate within the deep glens, or on the
heights, so that the roads to them are very diffi-
cult. It contains, in all, 1340 families of In-
CHINAPA, a settlement of the province and
government of La Sonora ; situate on the shore of
the river of its name, between the settlements of
Arispo and Bacuachi.
CHINAS, a settlement of the province and
government of Popayan.
CHINATAGUAS, a barbarous nation of
Indians of Peru ; situate to the n. of the city of Gua-
nuco. They are descendants of the Panataguas,
of whom few remain at the present day, and of
whom but little is known.
CHINATECA, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Tunja in the Nuevo Reyno
de Granada ; situate on the skirt of a mountain.
CHINATOS, a barbarous nation of Indians of
the Nuevo Reyno de Granada, who inhabit the
forests to the n. e. 1 to the e. of the city of Pam-
plona. They are relics of the Chitareros, who
have been always found very troublesome, from
their proximity to the aforesaid city.
CHINAUTLA, a settlement and head
settlement of the district of the alcaldia mayor of
Teuzitlan in Nueva Espana ; annexed to the curacy of
this capital. It contains 108 families of Indians,
and lies a league and an halPs distance from the
CHINCHA, Santo Domingo, el Real de a
settlement of the province and corregimiento of
Canete in Peru ; situate on the sea-coast.
Same name, an island of the S. sea, near the coast,
in the same province and corregimiento, opposite
the port of Sangallo.
Same name, formerly the name of the province
or district now called Chunchasuyu in Peru, to
the is. of Cuzco. Its natives were valorous, and
resisted for eight months the Emperor Pachacutec,
who subjected it to his controul. The country is
pleasant, fertile, and abounding in cattle. Here
are to be seen vestiges and ruins of some magnifi-
cent fabrics, which belonged to the Incas, and
which strike the imagination with wonder and sur-
prise, at viewing the immense stones used in their
architecture, and when it is considered that the
Indians knew not the use of engines, whereby they
might raise them.
CHINCHAIPUCQUIO, a settlement of the
province and corregimiento of Abancay in Peru.
CHINCHAN, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Tarma in Peru ; annexed to the
curacy of Huariaca.
CHINCHAO, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Huanuco in Peru ; annexed to
the curacy of Santa Maria del Valle; situate on
the confines of the infidel Pataguas Indians.
CHINCHAYCOCHA, a large lake of the pro-
vince and corregimiento of Tarma in Peru. It is
more than nine leagues in length and three in
width ; and from it rises the river Pari or Paria,
also called Xauxa, towards the n. side. This
river runs s. dividing the province of Xauxa, and
giving it its name, both in Xauxa Alta, or High,
and Baxa, or Low ; it then turns e. and after run-
ning for more than 40 leagues, flows back to the n.
until it enters the Maranon on the s. side. M. De
la Martiniere, with his accustomed error, says that
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