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A typical gaucho in Argentina.

Gaucho in spanish or Gaúcho in portuguese is a south american cowboy, that like the north american variety, descent from the iberian vaquero (spanish word for cowboy). Despite having the same spanish origin, the gaucho have significative differences with the north american cowboy for been developed far away from each other.

They live on the pampas, Gran Chaco, or Patagonian grasslands, found principally in parts of Southern Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, eastern and southern Bolivia and Southern Chile.


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