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Andi Languages and Tribes

"Andi" is an alternate name for the Arawakan tribes of Peru (the Ashaninka, Machiguenga, 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 Andi tribe and language:

 Arawakan languages
 South American tribes
 The Amazon

Here are a few good books about the Andis:
 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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