The Uros, creators of the floating islands, descend from an ancient land according to legends, are "pukinas" who speak Uro or Pukina and who believe they are the owners of the lake and water. They also call themselves "Lupihaques" (Children of the Sun). Today, the Uros do not speak the Uro language, nor do they practice their ancient beliefs, but maintain some ancient customs.
The Uros negotiate with the Aymara tribe on the mainland, marry them and finally abandon the Uro language, replacing it with that of the Aymara. About 500 years ago they lost their original language. When they were conquered by the Inca empire, they taxed that empire, and often became slaves.
Many writers and historians point out that Uros men belong to the oldest region of Collasuyo. Polish archaeologist Arthur Posnansky claimed that the Uros are perhaps the oldest race in the Americas. The history of the Floating Islands is the history of the Uru people.
Our design ... that pays tribute to its history, yellow as the cattail, "Shoe Uros Adventure Alone".