Location of the municipality and town of Sibundoy in the Putumayo Department of Colombia
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The town existed well before the Spanish came in 1534. The Inca, under Huayna Cápac, conquered the local people in 1492 and established a Quechua-speaking settlement; their descendants are the modern Inga people. Most of the citizens of Sibundoy are indigenous, and wear long, blue and violet ponchos called kapisaius and baitas.
One especially important event is the Carnival of the Return of the First People, which is both a fun event and key celebration of local mythology.
- Sibundoy people, the indigenous people of the region