Aymara Man . Taquile Island . Titikaka Lake , Bolivia . This Man Pablo , Brought ...
Stockphoto ID: 3159238
File name: TITIKAKA 2008-BW1 copy.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
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Description: Aymara Man . Taquile Island . Titikaka Lake , Bolivia . This man Pablo , brought me to his home in Taquile Island in the middle of lake Titikaka , He is a part of the " Aymara " a native ethnic group in the Andes and Altiplano regions of South America ; about 2 . 3 million live in Bolivia , Peru , Northern Chile , and Northwestern Argentina . They lived in the region for many centuries before becoming a subject people of the Inca , and later of the Spanish in the 16th century . The Aymara have existed in the Andes in what is now Bolivia ( and , to a lesser extent , Peru ) for over 2 , 000 years , according to some estimates . It is most likely that the Inca had a strong influence over the Aymara region for some time . Though conquered by the Inca , the Aymara retained some degree of autonomy under the empire . There were a number of ethnic groups which were later to be known Aymara by the Spanish . These were divided upon different chieftaincies . Upon arrival of the Spanish , all these groups were spread in what today is Bolivia . Most present day Aymara speakers live in the Lake Titicaca basin beginning in Lake Titicaca through Desaguadero River and into Lake Poopo ( Oruro ) also known as the Altiplano , and are concentrated south of the lake . The present urban center of the Aymara region is El Alto , a 750 , 000 person city near the Bolivian capital La Paz . The native language of the Aymara is also named Aymara ; in addition , many Aymara speak Spanish , which is the dominant language of the countries in which they live , as a second language .
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