Asked in The Difference Between
The Difference Between
What is the difference between gauchos and American cowboys?
Asked in Cows and Cattle
What is the name for Argentinean cowboys who herded cattle and are the equivalent to North American cowboys?
Argentinian cowboys are called gauchos. They actually existed decades before north American cowboys did. Herding cattle and hunting for food were and are their main activities. Gauchos make up the majority of the Argentinean rural population. ...
Asked in Countries, States, and Cities
What South American country is famous for gauchos?
Gauchos come from the pants that the cowboys of Argentina, Uruguay and Southern Brazil wear. They refer to them as pampas. ...
Asked in Punctuation and Capitalization
Should the word gauchos be capitalized?
The word gauchos is Spanish for cowboys. If you are using it in that sense - "Los gauchos cabalgaban los caballos", or "The cowboys rode the horses" - then no, it does not need to be capitalized. However, Gauchos can also be used to describe a specific group of people from the South American region. In this case, it should be capitalized, just as Southerners is capitalized when speaking of people living in the Southern United States. ...
What does a gaucho do?
Gauchos are the cowboys of the Pampas, mostly in Argentina. At first they rounded up the herds of horses and cattle that roamed freely on the vast grasslands east of the Andes. In the early 19th century they fought in the armies that defeated the Spanish colonial regime and then for the caudillos who jockeyed for power after independence. Argentine writers have celebrated the gauchos, and gaucho literature is an important part of the Latin American cultural tradition. ...