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Meaning of zaruma

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Danilo Enrique Noreña Benítez


It is the name of a canton of Ecuador means "Top of small mountain" or "Hill of gold", may still be considered as "Golden or golden hair". It is located in the province of El Oro in Ecuador. The word comes from words ancestral as sara (corn) and huma (head), that over time it was transforming. Some say that it means COB gold, but in reality this is product of a deformation of the word with the arrival of the Spaniards and the Association of corn (with yellow beads) and gold nuggets that were produced in the nearby mines. Let us also remember husks contain a hair Golden (of gold), so zaruma, but only mean ear.


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