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Luis de Cabrera, to make an cfl’ecliial discovery
of this nation, but he did not succeed. In 1662
the innermost part of this country was penetrated
by Fatlier Geronimo Montemayor, of the extin
guished company of Jesuits. He discovered a
nation of Indians, whose manners corresponded
with this ; but he did not succeed in establishing
missions, for want of labourers, and from other ob
stacles which arose.
CEUADAS, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Riobamba in the kingdom of
Quito. On its n. side is a large estate called
Ceuadas, a very abundant river of the same
province and kingdom, from which the above set
tlement borrowed its title. It rises from the lake of
Coraycocha, Avhich is in the desert mountain or
"pararno of Tioloma. It runs n. and passing by
the former settlement, becomes united witli another
river, formed by two streams flowing down fronrthe
paramo of Lalangiiso, and from the waste waters
of the lake Colta ; it then passes through the set
tlement of Pungala, its course inclining slightly to
the e. and at a league’s distance from the settlement
of Puni, is entered by the Riobamba near the Cu
bigies, another river which flows down from the
mountain of Chimborazo, and following its course
to the«. for some distance, turns to the c.as soon as
it reaches the w. of the mountain of Tungaragua,
and at last empties itself into the Maranon ; rvhen
it passes through the settlement of Penipe, it flows
in so large a body that it can be passed only by
means of a bridge, which is built there of reeds ;
and before it reaches the ba/ios or baths, it col
lects the Avaters of the Tacunga, Ambato, and other
rivers, Avhich flowing doAvn from the one and the
other cordillera, have their rise in the s. summit
of Eiinisa, and in the s. part of Ruminambi and
CEUALLOS, Morro de los, an island of
the river Taquari, formed by this dividing itself
into two arms to enter the river Paraguay, in the
province and government of this name.
CEUICO, a small river of the island of St.
Domingo. It rises in the mountains of the e. head,
runs n. n. e. and enters the grand river Juna, a little
before it runs into the sea.
CHABACONDE, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Callahuas in Peru.
(CHABAQUIDDICK Isle belongs to Duke’s
county, Massachusetts. It lies near to, and extends
across the e. end of Martha’s Vineyard island.)
CHABIN, a river of the province and corregi
miento of Valdivia in the kingdom of Chile. It
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runs from w. to e. being navigable by small vessels
till it enters the S. sea.
CHABUCO, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Valdivia in the kingdom of Chile.
CHACAIAM, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Tarma in Peru.
CHACAICO, a settlement of Indians of the
island of Laxa in the kingdom of Chile ; situate at
the source and on the shore of the river Renayco.
CHACALTANGUIS, a settlement and head
settlement of the district of the alcaldia mayor of
Cozamaloapan in Nueva Espana, is of a moist
temperature, and situate on the shore of the large
river Alvarado. It contains seven families of Spa
niards, 18 of Mulattoes and Negroes, and 75 of
Popolucos Indians. Within its district are 19 en
gines or mills for making refined sugar ; and its
territory produces maize and cotton in abundance ;
is three leagues to the e. of its capital.
CHACALTONGO , Natividad de, a settlement
and head settlement of the district of the alcaldia
mayor of Tepozcolula, is of a cold temperature,
and surrounded by eight wards within its district ;
in all of which there are 160 families of Indians,
who cultivate much maize and wheat ; is seven
leagues between the e. and s. of its capital.
CHACANORA, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Caxamarca in the same
CHACAO, a city of the island of Chiloe in the
kingdom of Chile. It is the residence of the go
vernor, is garrisoned with a small guard, and has
the best port in the island. Lat. 41° 50' s.
CHACAPA, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Larecaja in Peru ; annexed to the
curacy of Challana.
Chacapa, another settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Chicas and Tarija, in the dis
trict of the former ; annexed to the curacy of
CHACAPALAPA, a settlement of the head set
tlement and alcaldia mayor of Ygualapa in Nueva
Espana, is three leagues to the n. of that place.
CHACAPALPA, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Guarochiri in Peru ; an
nexed to the curacy of Santa Olaya.
(CHACAPOYAS. See Chachapoyas.)
CHACARACUIAN, a settlement of the pro
province and government of Cumaná in the
kingdom of Tierra Firme ; situate in the mid
dle of the serrania of that province. It is
under the care of the Catalanian Capuchin fa
thers ; and, according to Cruz, on the coast of
the sea of Paria.