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Native American Tribes of Costa Rica

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Indians in Costa Rica. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from Costa Rica that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about how to contribute information to our site.

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The original inhabitants of the area that is now Costa Rica include:

The Boruca Indians
The Bribri Indians
The Cabecar Indians
The Changuena Indians
The Chorotega Indians
The Corobici Indians
The Dorasque Indians
The Guatuso Indians
The Guetar Indians
The Teribe Indians

Recommended books about Costa Rica's Native Americans:
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On the Indian tribes and languages of Costa Rica: Out of print but valuable book about Costa Rica's Indian tribes.
*Taking care of Sibo's gifts: An environmental treatise from Costa Rica's KekoLdi Indigenous Reserve: Book about Costa Rican Indian environmentalism.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Costa Rica:

Indigenous Peoples in Costa Rica: On the Road to Extinction?: Article about Costa Rica Indians and the struggle for indigenous rights.
History of Indigenous Tribes in Costa Rica: Historical overview of Costa Rica's early Indian tribes.
Costa Rica: Indigenous People: Article on the Indians of Costa Rica.
Costa Rican Archaeology: Photographs and articles about the ancient Indian tribes of Costa Rica, their pottery and other crafts.
Cultures of Costa Rica
     Map showing the location of the Teribe and other indigenous Costa Rican tribes.
Language Maps of Costa Rica: Map showing the different languages and dialects spoken in Costa Rica.

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