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Statue of Agüeybaná II, The Brave

Guaynia was the territory that stretched along the southern coast of Puerto Rico in the pre-Columbian era.[1] The Taino cacique (tribal chief) Agüeybaná[2] ruled the area around Guayanilla when Christopher Columbus landed in Puerto Rico in 1493.


  1. ^ Francisco Michelena y Rojas (1867). Exploración oficial por la primera vez desde el norte de la America del Sur (in Spanish). A. Locroix, Verboeckhoven. p. 400.
  2. ^ José R. Oliver (10 May 2009). Caciques and Cemi Idols: The Web Spun by Taino Rulers Between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. University of Alabama Press. pp. 203–. ISBN 978-0-8173-5515-9.