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Born 15th Century
Nationality Berber
Other names Acaymo Daniaga
Occupation Mencey of Tacoronte
Years active ?–1496
Known for The Conquest of Tenerife
Predecessor Rumen and Aniaga
Parent(s) Rumen and Aniaga
Relatives Badenol (brother), Hañagua (sister)

Acaimo or Acaymo was a Guanche mencey of Tacoronte, on the island of Tenerife at the time of the Spanish conquest in the 15th century. He formed an alliance against the Spaniards with the mencey Beneharo and the mencey Bencomo.


Family and Descendancy

Acaimo descended from the first mencey of Tacoronte, who was called "Rumén" or "Romén" by Juan Núñez de la Peña.[1] During the division of the island, which occurred after the death of his father, Tinerfe the Great, in the late fourteenth century, Acaimo took his father's territory. However, the scholar Juan Álvarez Delgado says that Aniaga is the parent of Acaimo, and Acaimo's full name is Acaimo Daniaga. From Peña, Aniaga married a sister of Acaimo de Güímar, and because of this, she gave another name to her son.[2]

On the other hand, Viana also mentioned another son of the mencey, whose name was Badenol, who died in the second Acentejo battle. She referred to Acaimo de Tacoronte as a nephew of the mencey Beheharo. For Álvarez Delgado, Hañagua, the wife of mencey Bencomo, she was also a sister of mencey Tacoronte.

It is known, however, some Guanches who were integrated into the new society and taking, as Christians, the name Tacoronte, may be related to the mencey.[3]


Acaymo was also the name of the ruling mencey of Güímar during the appearance of the Virgin of Candelaria (Patron of Canary Islands). According to the chronicler Fray Alonso de Espinosa, Acaymo was now the king of Güímar Guanche (where the occurrence took place).


  1. ^ Conquista y antiguedades de las islas de la Gran Canaria y su descripción, con muchas advertencias de sus privilegios, conquistadores, pobladores, y otras particularidades en la muy poderosa isla de Tenerife
  2. ^ "La división de la isla de Tenerife en nueve reinos : primera parte : las sorpresas y los enigmas del tema, los nueve reinos guanches de Tenerife :: Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos". Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  3. ^ La Conquista de Tenerife (1494-1496)

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