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Statue of Tinguaro in La Matanza de Acentejo.

Tinguaro (or Chimechia) (died December 1495) was a Guanche sigoñe (warrior) of Tenerife, also known as Achimenchia Tinguaro.

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Tinguaro was in charge of the area known as Acentejo. Half-brother of the mencey (king) Bencomo, Tinguaro led the Guanche forces to victory against the invading Castilians in the First Battle of Acentejo. He fell at the Battle of Aguere, a crushing defeat for the original population of the island, resulting in the conquest of the island by the Castilians. [1]

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