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Tag: Gauchos

  • Monday, June 28th 2021 - 22:19 UTC

    Falklands English with a Uruguayan flavor, “Chay”

     The Falklands gaucho legacy includes over two hundred Spanish place names (for example, recao, bozal, maneas, cojinillo, Bombilla Hill, Monte, Laguna Isla, Arroyo Malo)

    By Yliana Rodríguez (*) – An English variety with an Uruguayan flavour Falkland Islands English has called my attention for more than a decade since my dear friend George Stewart once told me about the Spanish words used down there. I flew home to tell my Dad, who to my surprise remained unruffled at the news and went on to tell me about Uruguayan gauchos in the Falklands.

  • Thursday, May 17th 2018 - 10:38 UTC

    “Gauchos in Malvinas”, part of Falklands' history is a collection of watercolors

    Marcelo Beccaceci, an expert in gaucho culture in Patagonia, is the author of the book and who collected the watercolors.

    “Gauchos in Malvinas” is the title of the book launched at the recent Buenos Aires Book show which is mainly a collection of water colors by William Dale, painted in 1852 when he spent time in the Falkland Islands. He was the son of John Pownall Dale, at the time General Manager of the Falkland Islands Company, and his paintings are considered a unique and only testimony of the gauchos in the Falklands.