The native term guanchinet literally translated means "person of
Tenerife" (from Guan = person and Chinet = Tenerife).
 It was modified, according to
Juan Núñez de la Peña, by the
Castilians into "Guanchos".
 Though etymologically being an ancient, Tenerife-specific, term, the word Guanche is now mostly used to refer to the pre-Hispanic aboriginal inhabitants of the entire archipelago.