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Abani Tribe

"Abani" was the name of one of the historical Arawakan tribes of Columbia. This tribal name is no longer in use today. It was probably one of several corruptions of the Nhengatu (Lingua Geral) name Baniva, which means "manioc people" and was applied by them to several different Arawakan groups (who raised manioc crops for a living.) The Abani are believed to have been associated with either the present-day Baniva del Guainia tribe or the Achagua tribe.

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Abani Indian Resources

Here are links to our webpages about the Abani tribe and language:
 Baniva
 Achagua
 Arawakan languages
 Colombian indigenous
 Amazonian languages

Books about the Abanis

Here are a few good books about the Abani Indians:
 Made from Bone: Trickster Myths, Music, and History from the Amazon
 Languages of the Amazon



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