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The Caribs, Borucas, Chibchas, and Diquis
Juan de Cavallon and the Spanish colonists
The Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata
Costa Rica becomes fully independent

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The indigenous tribes living in Costa Rica were the Caribs, Borucas, Chibchas, and Diquis



September 18: Christopher Columbus visits the area and names it Costa Rica  which translates as Rich Coast



Juan de Cavallon leads the first successful Costa Rican colonisers from Spain



1500's - 1600's: The Caribs were progressively wiped out by the after-effects of the Spanish Costa Rican conquest
The Spanish were continuously harassed by the native Caribs and by pirates and buccaneers who attacked the Spanish galleons which were carrying riches back to Spain from the Spanish Main



Spain encompasses all of its territories in south-east South America to create one large colony called the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata



Coffee is introduced into Costa Rica from Cuba



Overthrow of the king of Spain by Napoleon



Central America gains independence from Spain



Costa Rica joined the United Provinces of Central America ( El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua)



Costa Rica became fully independent



New constitution gives Costa Rican women and people of African descent the right to vote.

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