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"Chichas" is the name of one of the subgroups of the Aymara tribe of South America, located in what is now Bolivia.
Here is a map showing the
traditional location of the Chichas and other Aymara groups.
The name "Chichas" is not related to the Spanish word chicha, referring to an indigenous alcoholic drink of Latin America.
The name of the drink comes from a Nahuatl (Aztec) word meaning "sour," which is unrelated to the Aymara language.
Here are links to our webpages about the Chichas tribe and language:
Language of Bolivia
South American Indians
Here are a few good books about the Chichas:
Valley of the Spirits: A Journey Into the Lost Realm of the Aymara
The Aymara Language in Its Social and Cultural Context
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