A member of an aboriginal people speaking a Berber language who formerly inhabited the Canary Islands, and were absorbed after the Spanish conquest in the 15th century.
More example sentences
- The native population of the Canary Islands were the Guanches, a white race, vigorous, of high stature, fair-haired and blue-eyed, and leading mostly a pastoral life.
- Rather closer to home the Spanish also destroyed much of the culture of the Guanches, native inhabitants of the Canary Islands and descendants of the Berbers from nearby North Africa.
- I uncovered this when I headed inland and to see the legendary Totem rocks which date back to the island's original inhabitants, the Guanches.
Definition of Guanche in:
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