Videos tagged with "indigenous"
Cotacachi, Ecuador [01:00]
A pueblo that speaks as much Quechan as Spanish in northern Ecuador. Here you will see the workings of a leather producing town, the charm of the indigenous, and the peace of the world.
Laguna de Cuicocha, Cotacachi [00:53]
This breathtaking crater lake is a vibrant blue and is believed by the indigenous to be bottomless. It has been measured up to 200 meters deep, but no one has been able to explore deeper. This is a must see if you are near Cotacachi, Ecuador!
The Andean Region - Ecuador [01:11]
When approaching Quito (the capital city) by air, one can see --weather permitting- why the Andes region was named "The Avenue of the Volcanoes" in the 19th century. The Andes region is home to many indigenous people living in communities scattered throughout the mountains and valleys, while some have already settled in the big cities. Find out more: myde.st
Amazonian Kichwa Dance - Ecuador [01:04]
The Kichwa's (the largest indigenous group in Ecuador) demonstrate a traditional dance. For more info - myde.st
Laguna de Cuicocha, Otavalo, Ecuador [00:33]
Cuicocha (kucha = lake) is a 3 km wide caldera and crater lake at the foot of Cotacachi Volcano in the Cordillera Occidental of the Ecuadorian Andes. Its name comes from the Kichwa indigenous language and means "Lago del Cuy" or Guinea Pig Laguna in English. It was given this name due to the guinea pig shape of the largest Island in the middle of the laguna. These animals play a significant part in the everyday life of Ecuadorians, as they reproduces rapidly and need a minimum of food and care to survive. They make for a high protein meal especially for populations living in high altitude. The caldera was created by a massive phreatic eruption about 3100 years ago that generated about 5 cubic kilometres (6.54 billion cubic yards) of pyroclastic flow and covered the surrounding area in volcanic ash up to 20 cm (8 inches) deep. The volcano has been dormant since that time. In combination with other eruptions from nearby Imbabura, Mojanda, Cotacachi, and Cayambe, Cuicocha is responsible for the fertile soil of the Otavalo valley. The Cuicocha Lake, a crater lake within the Cuicocha caldera contains four dacitic lava domes which form two steep forested islands: Yerovi, the smaller, and Teodoro Wolf, the larger. People are prohibited on both. The rim of the caldera is extremely steep — so steep, in fact, that the accumulation of sediment is insufficient for most hydrophyte vegetation. An older lava dome from the Pleistocene forms part of the eastern rim. The lake, which is 200 ...