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South American cowboy, gaucho, folk music, Native Americans, Europeans

Western European tradition is widespread in Uruguay today. By the 19th century most of the Native Americans had been supplanted by Europeans, chiefly Spaniards and Italians. Since then the country has adopted the cultural institutions of these immigrants. As in Argentina, which has folk music and dances similar to those of Uruguay, the gaucho (South American cowboy) has been the subject of folklore and music.

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South American cowboy, gaucho, folk music, Native Americans, Europeans, Italians, Uruguay, immigrants, cultural institutions, century, country

 
 

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