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Metapán, Santa Ana, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Bicentennial of the First Cry of Central American Independence

 
 
Bicentennial of the First Cry of Central American Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2015
1. Bicentennial of the First Cry of Central American Independence Marker
This marker is one of very few in El Salvador to include text in an indigenous language. The text “Ne techan Metapan..." is in Nahuat.
Inscription.
Conmemorando los
200 años del Primer Grito de Independencia
Centroamericana…
Plasmamos un
reconocimiento
en Metapán a los y las patriotas reconocidos
históricamente y a los aun anónimos que participaron
en el movimiento independencista de 1811.
El pueblo salvadoreño y las autoridades civiles
militares y municipales les recordamos
Con admiración y gratitud.

“Ne techan Metapan, tajipaluli ipal simuat iuan takat”,
“El pueblo de Metapan saluda a sus hijos, mujeres y hombres”
28, de junio de 2011, año del bicentenario
Juan Umana Samayoa
2009-2012

English translation:
Commemorating the 200 years since the first Cry of Central American Independence…
Here in Metapán we present a tribute to those historically recognized patriots and also to the unknown many that supported the Independence movement of 1811. The Salvadoran people and the civil, military and municipal authorities remember them with admiration and thanks.

“Ne techan Metapan, tajipaluli ipal simuat iuan takat”,
“The people of Metapán salute its children, women and men”
June 28, 2011, year of the bicentennial
Juan Umana Samayoa
2009-2012

 
Erected
Bicentennial of the First Cry of Central American Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 24, 2015
2. Bicentennial of the First Cry of Central American Independence Marker
The marker is attached to an older monument that includes a bust of Salvadoran Independence leader Isidro Menéndez, a native of Metapán.
2011.
 
Location. 14° 19.911′ N, 89° 26.878′ W. Marker is in Metapán, Santa Ana. Touch for map. This marker is directly in front of the Municipal Building of Metapán, Santa Ana, El Salvador.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Municipality of Metapán (here, next to this marker); Centennial of Salvadoran Independence (a few steps from this marker); Saint Peter Church of Metapán (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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