Kichwa-Otavalo migrations in Bogota

Juan Thomas Ordóñez, Fabio Andrés Colmenares, Anne Gincel, Diana Rocío Bernal

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This article explores the singularities of Kichwa-Otavalo migrants in Bogota. With seventy years of historical presence in this city that includes continual relationships not only between people in Colombia and Ecuador, but at the worldwide level as well, this population constitutes a complex and significant case for migration studies. On the one hand, it raises the question of transnational relations where the "place of origin" has been dislocated through secondary foci around which the population is articulated. On the other hand, it illustrates the importance of migratory networks with respect to recognition by the state. Thus, we show different forms of integration into the city and suggest that a central determining factor of living conditions in the city is tied to people's relative position to established migratory networks.

Translated title of the contributionMigraciones de los Kichwas-Otavalo en Bogotá
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-56
Number of pages14
JournalRevista De Estudios Sociales
Issue number48
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Social Sciences


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