Since the 15th century, San Basilio de Palenque, Bolivar, #Colombia is considered the first village of free slaves in America. The #palenqueras preserve the #African traditions brought by the slaves who disembarked on these regions of South America.

The palenqueros live by the norms of the social organization inherited from their African #ancestors: the ma-kuagro, according to which every society is divided into age groups to allow the division of labor, the protection of the territory, and the preservation of traditions based on honesty, solidarity, and a collective spirit.
The #Palenque language I the only #creole language in the world based on #Spanish and African elements.


Las Palenqueras in Cartagena, Colombia.