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the river Marailon has its rise in tins lake ; its real
origin being in the lake Lauricociia, as may be
seen under that article.
CHINCHERO, a settlement of the province
and correghniado of Calca y Lares in Perú. The
cemetery of its church is composed of some large,
thick Avails of Avrouglit stone, well fitted together,
and having in them certain niches similar to sentry
boxes ; so that they appear as having formerly be
longed to some fortress.
Same name, a river of this province, which
rises from the mountain desert or paramo of
La Sabanilla. It Avashes the city and territory of Val
ladolid, and on its c. side receives the rivers Nnm
balla, Vergel, Patacones, Sangalla, San Francisco,
and Nambacasa ; and on its zs. side those of Pa
landa, Simanchi, Namballe, and Guancabamba ;
when, being sAA'^elled to a considerable size by all of
these, it enters the Maranon on the n. shore, to the
w. w. of the settlement of Tompenda.
CHINCHULAGUA, a very lofty desert mountain
or paramo, covered with eternal snow, in the
province and corregimiento of Tacunga in the
kingdom of Quito. It lies five leagues to the n. of
Tacunga, Avith a slight inclination to the n. c.
CHINCONTLA, a settlement of the head set
tlement of Olintla, and alcaldia mayor of Zacatlan,
in Nueva Espana ; situate in a delightful defile or
narroAV tract, watered by various rivers. Eight
leagues from its head settlement.
CHINGA, a fortress of the Nuevo Reyno de Granada
; one of the six Avhich were held by the
%ipas or kings of Bogota, against the Punches na
tion, who border upon their country ; 10 leagues
to the s. w. of Bogota.
CHINU, a settlement of the province and go
vernment of Cartagena in the kingdom ofTierra
Firme ; founded in the sahanas, and formed by a
re-union of other settlements, in 1776, by the G'o
A^ernor Uon Juan Piraiento.
CHIPALZINGO, a settlement and head
ettlement of the district of the alcaldía mayor of Tixtlan
in Nueva Espana. It contains 353 families of
Indians, and of Spaniards, Mustces, and Mn
lattoes, and lies three leagues from the sett lemcn!,
CHIPANGA, a river of the province and go
vernment of Quixos and Macas in the kingdom oi
Quito. It rises in the sierra, Avhich divides the
district of Macas from the province of Mainas, runs
from n. to s. and enters the Morona.
CHIPAQUE, a settlement of the corregimiento
of Ubaque in the Nuevo Reyno de Granada. It
is of a mild temperature, and abounds in fruits and
seeds peculiar to a warm climate. It consists of
150 housekeepers, and of as many Indians. It is
so infested with snakes, that it is impossible to find
any part of it clear of them. Eight leagues .9. .
of Santa Fe, in the road which leads to San Juan
de los Llanos.
CHIPASAQUE, a settlement of the
corregimiento of Guatavita in the Nuevo Reyno de Granada.
It is of an hot temperature, lying 24 leagues to the
s. e. of Santa Fe, and close to the settlement of
Chaqueta, in the road Avhich leads to San Juan dc
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