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  1. Cuento

    Cuento is a Spanish word meaning literally "story" or "tale". Cuento may specifically refer to folk tales, a category of folklore that includes stories passed down through oral tradition. The word cuento may also be used as a verb to say "tell", as if you are "telling" a story. Idioms using this word, translated into English, include: ⁕contar un cuento - to tell a story ⁕cuento de hadas - fairy tale ⁕cuento de fantasmas - ghost story ⁕cuento de viejas - old wives' tale ⁕va de cuento - the story goes, or it is said ⁕cuento folklórico – folk tale Latin American tales are unique in that they may represent a time before European invasion, and they may combine those traditions with the history and culture that arrived post-conquest. When the Spaniards came to Latin America in the 16th century, the indigenous people were forced to assimilate their culture with the Europeans'. Likewise, the content of the stories differed between the ages. However, there are few resources on cuentos for pre-conquest indigenous peoples in South America. A folklorist specializing in Spain and Spanish-originated folklore, Aurelio M. Espinosa discovered that "most of the Spanish folklore which is found today in the Spanish-speaking countries of America is of traditional Spanish origin". Pre-conquest information can only be found in what is left; this includes archaeological artifacts, sculpture and pottery, stories engraved in bone, shell, and stones, and codices. Only seventeen codices are intact, "fifteen of which are known to predate the Colonial era, and two of which originated either before the Conquest or very soon after".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cuento in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cuento in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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