Si creías que el Archipiélago de Los Roques en Venezuela, lleva este nombre en honor a algún prócer o personaje histórico, que descubrió este paraíso de azules y lo fundó bautizándolo con su apellido, te contamos desde Clase Turista que: ¡No es así!. ¿Cómo nos enteramos? Viajando hasta este destino exótico y entrevistando a los lugareños que llevan años viviendo allí.

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Por Joselina Rodríguez / Fotos: Liliana Elías

En nuestro país es común encontrarse con entidades y paradas turísticas, que deben su nombre a algún Libertador, científico, intelectual o incluso dialectos indígenas con significados muy peculiares. Tal es el caso del estado Bolívar o Miranda, o el Parque Nacional Henri Pittier, el Salto Ángel e incluso Canaima.

Pero ¿de dónde provino el nombre de Los Roques? y ¿por qué se llama así? Esta fue la interrogante que surgió en cuanto pisamos este hermoso Archipiélago, poblado en su mayoría por venezolanos e italianos.

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¿La respuesta? Todos coincidieron en que dicho término deriva de la palabra “Roca”, haciendo énfasis específicamente a una elevación rocosa donde se ubica el faro (punto más alto del Gran Roque), la cual suponen fue la primera imagen que percibieron los holandeses desde el mar, cuando avistaron esta tierra de encanto. De esta manera, lo confirma Barbara Strano, Gerente de la Agencia de Viajes “Los Roques a la carta”, con quien Clase Turista tuvo la oportunidad de viajar y conocer las paradas más atractivas del único atolón coralino del mundo, en cuya formación no hubo proceso volcánico alguno.

Sumado a esto, el Instituto Nacional de Parques (Inparques) señala que “la acumulación de sedimentos calcáreos provenientes de caracoles, corales y otros residuos marinos, le dio al área el nombre inicial de La Roca, que luego pasó a ser Los Roques”.

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Asimismo, estudios geológicos resaltan que con el aumento drástico del nivel de las aguas durante la última glaciación, se facilitó el crecimiento de los arrecifes que formaron dos barreras bien definidas al norte y al sur, contribuyendo así en la formación de hermosas islas y espectaculares cayos. Dichos monumentos naturales de playas cristalinas y arenas sedosas, también deben su nombre a algunos visitantes provenientes de Aruba, Bonaire y Curazao, que los bautizaron con terminos derivados del idioma papiamento.

Aunque en inglés y en papiamento “Cayo” se escribe “Cay” y se pronuncia “key”, a los roqueños se les hacía más fácil pronunciarlo como “qui” y así lo dejaron. De allí surgen los nombres de algunos cayos compuestos terminados en “qui”, tales como Francisquí, Madrisquí, Crasquí, Rasquí, Noronquí, entre otros. En pocas palabras es la suma de un nombre con la terminación “quí”.

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¡Viaja a los Roques!

Conoce más  de este paraíso de azules en Venezuela, de la mano de la Agencia de Viajes “Los Roques a la Carta”, quienes te brindarán toda la información que necesites. ¡Deja la preocupación de lado y ocúpate en disfrutar de este encantador lugar ubicado al alcance de tu mano!

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49 Responses to "¿Por qué el Archipiélago de Los Roques se llama así?"

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    no habla de su gastronomia cultura artesania y monumentos

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    • admin  Diciembre 18, 2015

      ¡Saludos! Si desea conocer un poco más de Los Roques puede ubicar la sección identificada como “Destinos” en la parte superior. Allí encontrará nuestro especial de este bello destino.

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