Definitions for llanero
A plainsman; a South American cattle-herder or cowboy, especially in Venezuela and Colombia.
Origin: From South American Spanish llanero, from llano.
one of the inhabitants of the llanos of South America
A llanero is a Venezuelan or Colombian herder. The name is taken from the Llanos grasslands occupying western Venezuela and eastern Colombia. The Llanero were originally part Spanish and Indian and have a strong culture including a distinctive form of music. During the wars of independence, Llaneros served in both armies and provided the bulk of the cavalry during the war. In 1819, an army of Llaneros, led by Simón Bolívar and José Antonio Páez, defeated the Spanish with a surprise attack when they crossed over the Orinoco plains and the Andes mountains.
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