Native American Indian languages
Native American ancestry
Cavina (Cavinas, Caviña)
"Cavina" is an indigenous name used for two Tacanan cultures of Peru, better known as the Araona and the
Cavinena tribes. The meaning of the word Cavina is unknown-- it is a proper name with no direct
translation in either the Araona or Cavinena languages. It is the name of one of the Araona moeities (major clan groups),
and is also used as a native place name, Cavinas, from which the Cavinenas take their name.
Here are links to our webpages about the Cavina tribe and language:
South American Indians
Here are a few good books about the Cavinas:
Languages of the Amazon
The Indians of Central and South America
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