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Boruca Culture and History (Brunka)

As a complement to our Boruca language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Boruca tribe and their society.

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The emphasis of these pages is on Borucas and other American Indians as living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Boruca history is interesting and important, but the Boruca Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

Our Boruca Websites

Boruca Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Boruca Indian language.
Boruca Words:
    Boruca vocabulary words with comparison to other Chibchan languages.

Books for sale on the Borucas

The Boruca of Costa Rica:
    Ethnography of the Boruca tribe for sale online.
Leyendas y Tradiciones Borucas:
    Collection of Boruca legends and traditional stories. Book in Spanish.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about American Indians in general.

Boruca Lifestyle and Tradition

Cultures of Costa Rica:
    Map showing the location of the Boruca and other indigenous Costa Rican tribes.
Boruca, Bribri, and Cabecar Culture:
    Articles on the history and traditions of the Boruca tribe and other Chibchans of Costa Rica.
Boruca Mask Gallery:
    Online picture gallery of Boruca Indian masks.
The Borucas, Costa Rica and the Boruca Dam * Wings Over The Wild
    Articles and a documentary clip on Boruca Indian objections to a proposed dam on the Terraba River.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Boruca People * Boruca:
Encyclopedia articles on the Boruca Indians.
Los Boruca * Historia Boruca * Los Boruca:
Information about the Boruca tribe in Spanish.

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