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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.

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

 Peruvian Indians
 Andean people
 Tacanan family
 South American Indians

Here are a few good books about the Cavinas:
 Araona-Spanish dictionary
 Languages of the Amazon
 The Indians of Central and South America

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