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C H U

C H U

corregimiento of Huamanga in Peru; annexed to
the curacy of Anco.

CHUNIANIS, a barbarous nation of Indians
of the lands of Magellan, in the vicinity of the
straits of Magellan. It is a tribe descended from
the Huyellanes. They are numerous and fero-
cious ; the men and women go entirely naked ;
their arms are bows and arrows, the latter being
pointed with well-filed flints ; they are robust, of
great strength, and fine appearance. Some tra-
vellers pretend that these are the fabulous giants
of whom so many have written.

CHUPA, a settlement of the province and cor-
regimiento of Asangaro in Peru.

Same name, a very lofty mountain of the province
and government of Veragua in the kingdom of
Tierra Firme, to the s. of the capital, midway be-
tw'cen the coasts of the two seas.

CHUPACHOS, a river of Peru, which flows
down from the mountains of the Andes. It rises
from the lake Patancocho, in lat. 10° 4P s . ;
washes the country of the Chupachos Indians, from
whence it takes its name, and finishes its course
by emptying itself into the Mollobamba, on the®,
side, in lat. 7° 21' s.

CHUPAN, a settlement of the province and
corregbniento of Huamalies in Peru ; annexed to
the curacy of Banos.

CHUPANA, a river of the province and go-
vernment of Mainas in the kingdom of Quito. It
rises iu the cordillera of the Andes, to the n. of the
city of Guanuco in Peru, and after collecting the
waters of several other rivers in its protracted
course, enters the river Maranon in a very broad
stream.

CHUPAS, an extensive valley or plain of the
province and corregimiento of Huamanga in Peru,
near to the city. It is celebrated for the battle
which was fought here by the Licentiate Baca de
Castro, of the royal council of Castille, governor of
Peru, on the 16th September 1542, against the
army of the rebels commanded by Diego de Al-
magro the younger, and son of the conqueror of the
same name, when the latter was routed and taken
prisoner with the loss of more than 700 men.

Same name, a settlement of the province and cor-
regimiento of Canta in the same kingdom ; annex-
ed to the curacy of Pari.

CHUPE, a settlement of the province and cor-
regimiento of Cicasica in Peru ; annexed to the
curacy of Y anacache.

CHUQUI, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Calca and Lares in Peru ; an-
nexed to the curacy of of Lares.

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Same name, settlement, in the province and corre-
gimiento of Yamparaes, not far from the town of
Potosi.

CHUQUIABO. See PAZ.

CHUQUIBAMBA, a settlement and capital of
the province and corregimiento of Condesuyos de
Arequipa in Peru. It is of a cold and unpleasant
temperature, and lies four leagues from Camana.

Same name, another settlement, in the province and
corregimiento of Cochabamba in Peru.

Same name, another settlement, in the province and
corregimiento of Chachapoyas, of the same king-
dom.

CHUQUICARA, a river of the province and
corregimiento of Guamachuco. It rises in the
same province, and enters the river Santa, chang-
ing its own name to this, immediately that it touche*
the boundary of this jurisdiction, which it divide*
from those of Truxillo and Guamachuco.

CHUQUICHAMBI, a settlement of the pro-
vince and corregimiento of Charangas, arch-
bishopric of Charcas in Peru.

CHUQUICOTA, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Carangas, and the arch-
bishopric of Charcas, in Peru.

CHUQUILLA, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Lipas, and archbishopric of
Charcas, in Peru ; annexed to the curacy of San
Christoval.

CHUQUl-MAGU, a river of Peru. It rises
in the mountains of Jaen de Bracamoros, of the
kingdom of Quito, and after laving the territory
of the corregimiento ofPiura, enters the S. sea.

CHUQUINGA, a settlement close to that of
Nasca, and nearly upon the shore of the river
Amancay, where there is a narrow pass, through
which two men cannot without great difficulty go
abreast ; for on one side rises the mountain nearly
perpendicular, and on the other is a precipice
which runs into the river ; this is the spot where a
signal victory was obtained by the rebel Francisco
Hernandez Giron, in 1554, against the Brigadier
Alonzo de Alvarado, both of them leaders of fac-
tions, maintaining the separate interests enkindled
in the civil wars of Peru.

Same name, another settlement, in the pro-
vince and corregimiento of Aymaraez, also in
Peru.

CHUQUIRIBAMBA, a large settlement of Indians,
of the province and corregimiento of Loxa in
the kingdom of Quito ; on the shore of a small
river which enters the Catamayu, on which ac-
count some maintain that it is the origin of the
latter. It is surrounded by a beautiful and fertile

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