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C U I

C U I

country of Las Amazonas. It flows in the territory
of the Carigueres or Mutuanis Indians, runs c.
and enters the Madera opposite the great cataract.

CUIAPAN, a settlement of the head settlement
of Atoyaque, and alcaldia mayor of Zayula, in
Nueva Espana. It contains 70 families of In
dians, who live by agriculture and making coarse
stuffs. It is one league to the s. of its head settle
ment.

CUIATAN, a settlement of the head settlement
of the district and alcaldia mayor of Caxitlan,
being a league and a half’s distance to the s. w.

CUIAUTEPEC, Santiago de, a settlement
of the head settlement of Olinala, and alcaldia
mayor of Tlapa, in Nueva Espana. It contains
32 families of Indians, and is two leagues to the
n. c. of its head settlement.

CUIAUTEPEC, another settlement of the head
settlement of Ayotitlan, and alcaldia mayor of
Amola, in the same kingdom. It contains 13 fa
milies of Indians, who live by agriculture and
breeding cattle; is 10 leagues to the w, of its
head settlement.

CUICATLAN, the alcaldia mayor of the pro
vince and bishopric of Mechoacan. It is 19
leagues in length from e. to w. and 1 1 in width
n. s. It is of a hot temperature, abounds in salt
petre, scarlet-dye, and cotton, of which beautiful
ornamental dresses are made ; these being the prin
cipal source of its commerce. The capital is the
settlement of the same name, inhabited by 125 fa
milies of Cuicatecos Indians, who cultivate great
quantities of maize, French beans, and cotton. It
is 70 leagues to the e. with a slight inclination to
the s. of Mexico. The other settlements of this
district are,

Alpizagua==, ==Teponastla,

Cotahuiztla==, Teutitlan]],

Nacantepec==, Santa Ana]],

Quiotepeque==, ==San Lucas,

Coyula==, ==San Antonio,

Izcatlan==, ==San Mateo,

Papalotipac==, ==San Martin,

Santiago==, ==Casa Blanca,

San Lorenzo==, ==Nanahuatipac,

San Geronimo==, ==San Juan de los Cues,

Santa Cruz==, ==Thecomahuaca,

Santa Maria==, ==Teopuxco,

San Lorenzo==, ==Santiago,

Los Santos Reyes==, ==Huehuetlan,

Tepeuzila==, ==San Pedro,

San Pedro==, ==San Juan,

San Andres==, ==Huahutla,

Santa Maria==,==Chilchola.

==CUICEO=, (Of the lake), the alcaldia mayor of

the province and bishopric of Mechoacan ; bounded
c. by the province of Acambaro ; n. by that of
Zelaya; nc. by that of Pasquaro ; and s. by that
of Valladolid. It is in length eight leagues from
e. to w. and five in width «. s. It is surrounded
by a lake of wholesome water, which gives its
name to the jurisdiction, and which, towards the
n. part, becomes dry in the summer season, its
waters being supplied from certain drains from
another large lake which lies on its s. side. The
temperature here is, for the most part, mild and
dry, and the place abounds with salutary waters,
which bubble out from a fountain in an island of
the above mentioned lake. Its commerce is very
small, since it produces only maize, French beans,
and Chile pepper, and a kind of fish found in great
abundance in both the lakes, called charaes.

The capital is the settlement of the same
name ; situate in front of the island formed by
the lake.. It contains a convent of the religious
order of St. Augustin, and 190 families of Indians,
including those of the wards of its district, 72 of
Spaniards, 11 of Mulattoes, and 43 of Mustees.
It is 50 leagues to the w, of Mexico. The other
settlements are,

San Marcos==, ==San Buena Ventura,

San Geronimo==, ==Cupandaro,

Sta. Ana Maya==, ==San Juan. (Mechoacan)

CUICOCHA, a large lake of the province and
corregimiento of Octavalo in the kingdom of
Quito, surrounded by living stone. To the e. it
has a rock, where it forms a streamlet, which after
wards enters the river Blanco. It does not appear
to receive its waters from any source, and i«
thought to be filled through subterraneous aque
ducts from the mountain of Cota-cacbe, which is
covered with eternal snow. In the middle of this
lake rise two hills, which have the appearance of
two beautiful isles, the one being covered with
trees, and filled with stags and mountain goats, and
the other being bedecked with a herb calledp^jow,
amongst which thrive many Indian rabbits, which,
in the language of the country, are called cuy^ and
from thence the name of Cuy-cocha, which means
the lake of Indian rabbits. The water which runs
between the two islands, forms a channel of 3000
fathoms. This lake belongs to the noble family
of the Chiribogas of Quito.

CUILAPA, a settlement of the head settlement
and alcaldia mayor of Ygualapa in Nueva Espana,
half a quarter of a league’s distance from its ca
pital.

CUILAPA, a town, the head settlement of the
district of the alcaldia mayor of Quatro Villas in
Nueva Espana ; situate at the skirt of a mountain.

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