Definition of Guanche in English:

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Guanche

Pronunciation: /ˈɡwɑːntʃi/

noun (plural same or Guanches)

A member of an aboriginal people speaking a Berber language who formerly inhabited the Canary Islands.
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.

Origin

Spanish.

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