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Cuchuco of wheat from Sogamoso, Colombia

Cuchuco is a soup made with corn, barley or wheat and mashed beans to make Colombian cuisine soup, especially altiplano of the Boyacá and Cundinamarca Departments of Colombia.[1]


The word's origin is indigenous from the Chibcha language of the Muisca people.[2][3] Pedro José Ramírez Sendoya proposes that the word's provenenace is from one of various words used in regional native languages.[4]

An inexpensive food, it is usually eaten with pork, peas, carrot, potatoes, garlic, onion and cilantro. It is popular in Andean region and the plateau cundiboyacense.


  1. ^ Ocampo López, Javier. Folclor, costumbres y tradiciones colombianas. Plaza y Janes Editores Colombia s.a., 2006.ISBN 958-14-0372-8, 9789581403721
  2. ^ Malaret, Augusto. Diccionario de americanismos Volume 61 de Biblioteca Emecé de obras universales: Referencia y varios. Editor Emecé Editores, 1946
  3. ^ Rozo Gauta, José. Alimentación y medicina entre los muiscas. Estudios culturales CIAM. Ediciones Naidí, 1998. ISBN 958-96300-3-0, 9789589630037
  4. ^ Pedro José Ramírez Sendoya (1952). Diccionario Indio del Gran Tolima. Editorial Minerva LTDA. OCLC 3359515. 

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