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down from the mountains to the jy. of the Rachcs
Indians, and runs 52 leagues from s. to «. e. until
it enters the Marmore together with the Guapaix,
opposite the settlement and reduccion of Loreto,
which lies to the s.
CHOPO, a settlement of the government and
jurisdiction of Pamplona in the JNuevo Reyno de
Granada. It is of a very mild climate, and
abounds in sugar-canes, plantains, maize, and many
sorts of vegetables ; these being the principal branch
of its trafiic with the Indians, Avho carry them for
sale to the capital, which lies at a small distance
from hence, in the road leading to M6rida and
Gibraltar. It contains 50 Indians, and almost as
many indigent settlers.
[CHOPS, The, in Kennebeck river, are three
miles from Swan Island; Avhich see.]
CHOPTANK, a large navigable river of the
province and colony of Maryland, [emptying it
self into Chesapeak bay.]
CHOPTANK, Little, another (river) of the same pro
vince Maryland. It runs w. and enters the sea in the bay of
CHOQUE, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Caxatarabo in Peru ; annexed to
the curacy of Acros.
CHOQUECAMATA, a settlement of the pro
vince and corregtmiento of Cochabamba in Peru.
CHOQUELIMPE, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Arica in Peru ; annexed to
the curacy of Copia.
CHOQUES, a barbarous nation of Caribes Indians,
of the Nuevo Reino de Granada, dwelling
immediately upon the mountains and forests of
Fosca. They are ferocious and cruel, and pitch
their huts near the river Bermejo. But little is
known of their customs and of their country.
CHORAS, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Huamalies in Peru; annexed to
the curacy of Jesus.
CHOROMA, a settlement of the province and
corrregimiento of Chichas and Tarija, in the dis
trict of the former, and annexed to the curacy of
CHOROMOROS, a barbarous nation of Indians
of Peru, who formerly occupied the plains
or llanuras of Calchaqui towards the ??. ; touching
toAvards the e. upon the source of the river Mogo
les, and extending n. as far as the mountains of
the Lules, and w. as far as the Andes. They are
at present reduced to the Catholic religion, and are
mixed with those of other nations ; but some few
of them still persist in their idolatry, and live
dispersed upon the mountains.
CHORONI, a port of the coast of the kingdom
of Tierra Firme, in the province and government
of Venezuela, between the mountain of Ocumara
and the port of Chuapo.
CHOROS, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Coquimbo in the kingdom of
Chile. It has the hard lot of being scantily sup
plied Avith Avater, even as much as is necessary lor
Same name, a point of the coast of this province
and kingdom (Chile).
Same name, an island near the coast and point of
its name (Choros),
CHORRERA, a settlement of the jurisdiction
and akaldia mayor of Nata in the kingdom of
Tierra Firme; situate near the coast of the S.
Same name, a creek of the island of Cuba, on
the 71. coast, having a fort for its protection, with
a detacliment of troops from the Havana.
CHORILLO, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Huarochiri in Peru.
Same name, another (settlement), in the province and
corregimento of Cercado in the same kingdom ; an
nexed to the curacy of Surco.
CHORRILLOS, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Cañete in Peru; situate on
the coast, close to the point of China.
CHORROS, a settlement of the province and
government of Jaen de Bracamoros in the kingdom of Quito.
CHORROU, Chike du, a rivulet and establishment
of the French, in their possessions in
CHORUNGA, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Condesuyos de Arequipa in Peru ;
annexed to the curacy of Andaray ; situate in the
valley of its name.
CHOSAPACK, a large and
beautiful bay on the coast of the province and
colony of Virginia]]. [See Chesapeak.]
CHOSCHAMA, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Lucanas in Peru ; annexed to
the curacy of Huacaiia.
[CHOSCUMUS, a fort of the province and
government of Buenos Ayres, near a small lake
about 20 leagues s. e. of Buenos Ayres, in Lat. 35°
33' 40^. Long. 38° 2' 15" 20 .]
CHOTA, Todos Santos de, a settlement of
the province and corregimiento of Caxamarca in
[Chota, a valley of the Andes, which, though
only two miles Avide, is nearly a mile in depth.
It Avas passed by Humboldt and his companions,
in 1801, on tlreir way to Quito, Avhen they found
its temperature to be intensely sultry.]