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"Ande" is an alternate name for the Arawakan tribes of Peru (the Ashaninka, Matsiguenga, Nomatsiguenga, Caquinte, and Yanesha.) It comes from an Incan word meaning "east," because these tribes collectively lived to the east of Incan lands.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Ande tribe and language:

 Arawakan language family
 South American tribes

Here are a few good books about the Andes:
 Families of the Forest
 Ashaninka Stories of Change
 Salt of the Mountain: Campa Ashaninka History and Resistance in the Peruvian Jungle
 Upper Perené Arawak Narratives of History, Landscape, and Ritual

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