Vaqueiros de alzada
The Vaqueiros d'alzada ("nomadic cowherds" in Asturian language, from their word for cow, cognate of Spanish Vaquero) were a northern Spanish nomadic people in the mountains of León and Asturias, who practiced transhumance, i.e. moving seasonally with cattle.
Historically, they had been to discriminate by the xaldos and by the church in Asturias becauses vaqueiros were a free people in the mountains. There`re too much studies about the orign of vaqueiros and her own culture. The group have traditionally been ostracised by the xaldos, valley dwellers . They distinguished themselves by their costume and dialect. Their nomadic lifestyle placed them out of the reach of the Church and the Government.
- Singular:Vaqueiru d'Alzada
- Asociacion Cultural Vaqueiros de Alzada La Brañina (in Spanish)
- vaqueiros (in Spanish)
- vaqueiro de alzada in the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, Madrid, 1992, from the Spanish Royal Academy (in Spanish)
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