Going Local in Gran Canaria
How to Turn a Holiday Destination
into a Home

People and Their Quirks

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The racial make-up of Gran Canaria is evolving – and quicker than at any other time in its recent history. With increasing African migration to these shores, including intermarriage/co-habitation between Africans and Spaniards, the gene pool no longer looks so shallow.Traditionally, the inhabitants of Gran Canaria descended from the Spanish conquerors and the captured canarii,
the aborigines who were overpowered by the 15th-century invasion force.
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