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Atsiri

"Atsiri" is the name of one of the important divisions of the Asheninka tribe. Sometimes Atsiri is also used as a synonym for the Gran Pajonal Asheninka language, which is the language variety used by the Atsiri Asheninkas. The word atsiri simply means "human being" in the Asheninka language, referring to non-Asheninkas as well as Asheninkas, but became used as a tribal name in this region nonetheless.

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

 Atsiri language
 Ashaninka
 Ashaninka pronunciation
 Arawakan
 South American languages
 Amazonian tribe

Here are a few good books about the Atsiris:
 Asheninka 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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