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"Arakmbut" is a tribal name used by the Amarakaeri and Huachipaeri tribes of Peru. The spelling "Arakmbut" is generally only used by Amarakaeri people, as most Huachipaeris spell and pronounce it "Harakmbut," with an H, instead. Arakmbut may originally have meant something along the lines of "good hunters," but is used to mean simply "human beings" or "people" today. It is also used by linguists to refer to the language family including Amarakaeri and Huachipaeri.

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

 Arakmbut language
 Native American tribes in South America
 Harakmbut languages
 Peruvian tribes
 Indigenous Amazon tribes

Here are a few good books about the Arakmbuts:
 Arakmbut Mythology, Spirituality, and History
 The Last Shaman
 Amarakaeri-Spanish dictionary

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