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Artistic depiction of a Chaná on a building in Montevideo.

Chaná were one of the native nations of Uruguay.[1]

Their culture was semi-nomadic. After the arrival of Europeans and the introduction of cattle, they started using leather for dressing.[2]


Their name was kept in a well-known local coffee brand, "Café El Chaná".

A street in Montevideo (Cordón) bears the name "Chaná".

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  1. ^ Renzo Pi Hugarte. "Aboriginal blood in Uruguay". Raíces Uruguay. Retrieved 2 February 2015. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Chanás". Escuela Digital. Retrieved 2 February 2015. (in Spanish)

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