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Revista Científica UISRAEL

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ARBOLEDA JORDAN, Darío Gabriel. Oral memory of the legends of the city of Mira in the province of Carchi and their implications in the modern local society. RCUISRAEL [online]. 2023, vol.10, n.2, pp.109-127.  Epub Aug 10, 2023. ISSN 2631-2786.

The research seeks to determine the implications of the oral memory of the city of Mira in the province of Carchi, Ecuador, in its current society. A qualitative, ethnographic approach is used to dialogue and coexist with the community, with two groups of informants, the users of the Support Program for the Elderly, to know the original aspects about the oral memory of the legends of Mira and a second group comprised by students of the superior years of the two schools of the city, to have the approach of the current generation and to be able to contrast two points of view.

As a result, it is observed that the new generation is aware of its oral memory and with it its legends and traditions, which in essence have not changed over time; colloquial sayings, customs, habits and behaviors that were initiated by previous generations. It is determined that it is important to keep tradition and memory alive, which is considered an essential part of the current Mireño society and a way to project itself into an imminent future full of permanent changes.

It is concluded that it is possible to determine an initial point to generate new alternatives for the conservation and diffusion of the oral memory of a town.

Keywords : history; legend; witches; oral memory; Carchi.

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