Uros Father and SonUros Father and SonThe Uru or Uros are an indigenous people of Bolivia. They live on a still growing group of about 120 self-fashioned floating islands in Lake Titicaca near Puno.

The Uru considered themselves the owners of the lake and water. According to the legend, Uru used to say that they had black blood, because they did not feel the cold. They historically called themselves Lupihaques, "sons of the Sun". Although the Uru language is nearly extinct, the Uru continue to maintain their identity and some old customs.

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Gli Uru o Uros sono un popolo indigeno della Bolivia. Vivono su un gruppo ancora in crescita di circa 120 isole galleggianti nel lago Titicaca vicino a Puno.

Gli Uru si consideravano i proprietari del lago e dell'acqua. Secondo la leggenda, gli Uru dicevano di avere il sangue nero, perché non sentivano il freddo. Storicamente si chiamavano Lupihaques, "figli del sole". Sebbene la lingua Uru sia quasi estinta, gli Uru continuano a mantenere la loro identità e alcune antiche usanze.

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