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El Salvador "the Savior," was named by Spanish conquistadors.Guanaco, a type of bird, is a slightly derogative nickname used by other Central Americans and some Salvadorans. El Salvador is a country of 8,260 square miles (21,040 square kilometers) in Central America, between Guatemala and Honduras.Very few Salvadorans now speak the indigenous language, which virtually disappeared after 1932, when General Maximilio Hernández Martínez suppressed rural resistance by massacring 30,000 mostly Indian rural peasants.Those who survived la Matanza ("the massacre") hid their Indian identity by changing their dress and speaking only Spanish.Some remnants of the Pipil language remain in everyday Salvadoran Spanish. The flag consists of two blue horizontal stripes with a white stripe in the middle.
Guatemalan troops that were sent to enforce the union were forced out in June 1822.They gained support from the Indians and landless peasants by promising to end the abuses committed by landowners.After the revolution, Indians and peasants remained impoverished and largely without land or legal rights.Under them were the criollos , Spaniards born in the Americas.The mestizos were people of mixed Spanish and indigenous descent, who had some rights but could not hold private property.