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"Arabela-Andoa" is a name sometimes used to refer to the language spoken by the Andoa and Arabela tribes of Peru and Ecuador. Some linguists consider the languages of these two tribes so closely related as to be dialects of a single language, hence the combined nane. Other linguists consider them distinct languages and only use "Arabela-Andoa" to refer to their particular subgroup of the Zaparoan language family.

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Here are links to our webpages about the Arabela-Andoa tribes and languages:

 Zaparoan language family
 Peru indigenous people
 Amazon Indians

Here are some other Internet resources about Arabela-Andoa:
 Ethnologue: Arabela-Andoa Language Family
 Arabela-Andoa Subgroup

And here are a few good books about the Arabela-Andoas:
 Languages of the Amazon
 The Indians of Central and South America
 Life and Death in Early Colonial Ecuador

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