The world's tallest waterfall -- in southern Venezuela -- should be stripped of the name by which it is widely known in favor of its indigenous one, President Hugo Chavezsaid.
The falls, a , were spotted by US pilot in 1937, bringing international attention to what has become one of 's top tourist attractions, though it is in remote Bolivar state.
"How could we accept this idea that the falls were discovered by a guy who came from the United States in a plane. If we do that, that would be like accepting that nobody was living here," Chavez mused on his weekly radio and television show, "Hello Mr President."
"Nobody should speak of Angel Falls any more," Chavez said. "That is ours, and was a long time before Angelever got there."
In indigenous Pemon, the falls are called Kerepakupai meru, meaning "waterfall of the deepest place."
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