Ethnicities

Kankuamos

The Kankuamos

They inhabit the south eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the areas surrounding the river Guatapuri. Their main settlements are Chemesquemena, Guatapuri and Mojao centered in Atanquez. They are in a state of ethnic recovery.

Kogui

The Kogi

They live in the northwest of the Sierra Nevada. It is said to be very peaceful and invites reflection, respect for nature, and solidarity.

Wuiwas

The Wuiwas

Inhabit the northeast of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where there is a little scattered and homogeneous community, in the municipality of Valledupar. They are in the Atanquez district in cold places like Chirigua, Surimena, Guarachinaka and Avingue.