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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
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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:
Out of print but valuable book about Costa Rica's Indian tribes.
On the Indian tribes and languages of Costa Rica:
Book about Costa Rican Indian environmentalism.
Taking care of Sibo's gifts: An environmental treatise from Costa Rica's KekoLdi Indigenous Reserve:
Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Costa Rica:
Article about Costa Rica Indians and the struggle for indigenous rights.
Indigenous Peoples in Costa Rica: On the Road to Extinction?:
Historical overview of Costa Rica's early Indian tribes.
History of Indigenous Tribes in Costa Rica:
Article on the Indians of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica: Indigenous People:
Photographs and articles about the ancient Indian tribes of Costa Rica, their pottery and other crafts.
Costa Rican Archaeology:
Map showing the different languages and dialects spoken in Costa Rica.
Language Maps of Costa Rica:
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