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Campa Indians

"Campa" is an alternate name for the Ashaninka tribe. Although "Campa" is the term most commonly used by outsiders, many Ashaninka people do not prefer it, considering it derogatory. (It is widely believed to have come from the Inca word t'ampa, meaning "unruly" or "bramble," although it might also have been a corruption of an Ashaninka band name, Tambo.)

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

 Campa language
 Ashaninka pronunciation
 Arawakan languages
 South American tribes
 Amazon people

Here are links to more Internet resources about the Campa Indians:
 Campa Culture
 Campa Medical Practices
 Ethnologue: Campa Languages
 Wikipedia: Campa People

And here are a few good books about the Campas:
 Salt of the Mountain: Campa Ashaninka History and Resistance in the Peruvian Jungle
 The Phonology and Morphology of Axininca Campa
 Ashaninka Stories of Change
 Upper Perené Arawak Narratives of History, Landscape, and Ritual

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