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The encomienda system obliged Indians to work for the Spanish in order to pay a large tax.At the top of the colonial hierarchy were the Peninsulares , Spaniards born in Spain.
The mestizos were people of mixed Spanish and indigenous descent, who had some rights but could not hold private property.
Legal and illegal emigration has continued at a high rate since the end of the civil war in 1992. Almost all residents speak Spanish, which was brought in by the conquistadors.
Before the Spanish conquest, the area was inhabited by the Pipil Indians.
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.