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Iguaçu Falls Brazil

by WCC on May 27, 2012

in South America

Iguazu Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu, (kataɾatɐz du igwasu); Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú, [kataɾatas del iɣwasu) is the name of a waterfall located in the Iguazu River on the border of the state of Paraná in Brazil and the province Misiones in Argentina . This waterfall divides the river into the top and bottom. Iguazu name taken from a word in Guarani or Tupi. Legend says that the gods want to marry a woman named Naipí, who then went with her lover Tarobá by canoe. God became angry and cut through the river to the waterfall terciptalah and they have fallen into it.

The first European people who find this waterfall is a pioneer Spanish named Conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541, which is also enshrined in the name of the waterfall at the side of Argentina. This waterfall and found again by Boselli at the end of the 19th century, and one other name in the sight of waterfalls taken from the name Argentina.

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