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Lache people
Santander Topographic 2.png
Topography of Santander Department
The Lache lived in highlands of the eastern part, continuing into Boyacá
Total population
0 (2004)
Regions with significant populations
Santander, Boyacá,  Colombia
Related ethnic groups
U'wa, Muisca, Guane

The Lache were an indigenous, agrarian people in the highlands of what is now central Colombia's northern Boyacá and Santander departments, primarily in Gutiérrez Province and García Rovira Province.[1][2] They were part of the Cocuy Confederation[3] and spoke Chibcha, trading predominantly with other Chibcha speakers, such as the Muisca, Guane, Pijao and Chitarero.[4] Trade included salt and textiles, as well as food stuffs.[4][5] The Lache farmed maize, potatoes, quinoa and cotton, among other crops.[6]

In the 17th century, Lucas Fernández de Piedrahita wrote of the habit of the Laches in bringing up younger male children as culturally female.[7][8]

The name Lache is preserved in a barrio of Bogotá known as Los Laches.

Municipalities belonging to Lache territory

The Lache inhabited the highlands of eastern Santander and northern Boyacá and a small part of northwesternmost Casanare.[1][9][10]

Name Department Altitude (m)
urban centre
Capitanejo Santander 1090
Carcasí Santander 2080
Cepitá Santander 3000
Cerrito Santander 2220-4200
Concepción Santander 2005
Enciso Santander 1484
Guaca Santander 2401
Macaravita Santander 2320
Málaga Santander 2235
Molagavita Santander 2196
San Andrés Santander 1617
San José de Miranda Santander 2381
San Miguel Santander 2200
Chiscas Boyacá 2368
Chita Boyacá 2964
El Cocuy Boyacá 2750
El Espino Boyacá 2128
Guacamayas Boyacá 2296
(shared with Muisca)
Boyacá 3100
Panqueba Boyacá 2258
La Salina Casanare 1400
San Mateo Boyacá 2500
La Uvita Boyacá 2700

See also


  1. ^ a b (in Spanish) Los Laches y Chitareros y sus caminos a la llegada de los españoles
  2. ^ Rodríguez 1992, p. 17
  3. ^ Rueda, Carl Henrik Langebaek (1987). "Tres formas de acceso a recursos en territorio de la confederación del Cocuy, siglo XVI". Boletín Museo del Oro (in Spanish). 18: 29–45.
  4. ^ a b Rodríguez 1992, p. 18
  5. ^ Acuña Rodríguez, Blanca Ofelia (2006). "Territorio indígena de la sal en la Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. S. XVI" (PDF). Historia y Espacio (in Spanish) (27).
  6. ^ Rodríguez 1996
  7. ^ Trexler 1999, p. 86
  8. ^ Tribín, Hugo Armando Sotomayor (June 2003). "Una reflexión histórico - antropológica sobre el maltrato infantil en Colombia (Segunda Parte)". Pediatria (in Spanish). 38 (2). Archived from the original on 5 April 2009.
  9. ^ (in Spanish) Lache people territories
  10. ^ (in Spanish) Indigenous groups of Boyacá and surroundings - Banco de la República


Further reading

  • Ariza, Gonzalo. 1952. Los Laches. Villegas Editores.

External links

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