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the ancient population of the Canary Islands. By the time of the discovery and conquest of the islands by the Spaniards (1402–94), the Guanche population had reached 20,000. They spoke a language close to the Berber languages. According to a great deal of data, the origin of the Guanches was also related to North Africa. They engaged in farming and livestock raising and used tools made of stone and wood. After the Spanish conquest, some of the Guanches were exterminated, others were sent into slavery, and the rest became mixed with the Spanish colonists and lost their language.

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Gran Canaria's steep and green inland areas are excellent for hiking between rural hotels, away from tourist areas, and the island has much more of the history of the Guanches - the Canaries' prehistoric settlers - as well as a fine Spanish colonial section of main city Las Palmas.
There are several museums in the island's capital of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which have been adapted for all visitors: Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre (Natural History Museum) This museum takes you right back to 200 BC when the island was first inhabited by the Guanches.
Viera afirma que los guanches procedian de "linaje de heroes atlanticos".
By the time Columbus and his explorers had crossed the Atlantic, they had had a "colonial education" involving slave labor, sugar cultivation, and the Christianization of the native inhabitants of these Atlantic islands, the Guanches.
A traves del estudio de Los guanches de Tenerife de Lope de Vega, apunto la importancia de diferenciar estas dos constelaciones de imagenes que, aunque conectadas, presentan caracteristicas propias.
It concerned "the concession of the right of domination over the Guanches people" and the Canary Islands, which was taken over by the crown of Castile, a medieval state in the Iberian Peninsula.
The islands' original inhabitants were a mysterious aboriginal people called Guanches who lived in a neolithic subsistence culture until they were conquered and enslaved by conquistadors.
Las versiones guanches son tan enfaticas como contradictorias:
STRONGLY influenced by the tribal culture of the Guanches - the original inhabitants - Tenerife was conquered by the Spanish 500 years ago.
STRONGLY influenced by the tribal culture of the Guanches -the original inhabitants -Tenerife was conquered by the Spanish 500 years ago.
La posterior esclavizacion de los guanches en las Canarias siguio el ritmo de las guerras de conquista de esas islas.
Tambien se parecen entre si las descripciones de fiestas araucanas y tinerfeflas, en que araucanos y guanches celebran de la misma manera sus victorias.