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History of El Tarra


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Etymologically, the name given to this region comes from the Indian word motil√≥n - Bari "Tarra" which means enclosed in rivers, rather than defense. The Catatumbo region was surrounded by many indigenous families motilonas since primitive times, forming groups consisting of approximately 50 people, these community inhabited house or huts. The primitive people of this region were displaced from these lands were discovered in 1940 when the first oil wells.

It is for this fact that colonization starts El Tarra, for the settlement of

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