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American Indian names
"Chunchu" is an alternate name for the Ashaninka tribe. It comes from a Quechua word
meaning "forest dwellers." Although this is not an inherently negative word, it has been used pejoratively
in Peruvian Spanish, and is not preferred by most Ashaninka people.
Here are links to our webpages about the Chunchu tribe and language:
Arawakan language family
South American Natives
Amazonian jungle tribes
Here are a few good books about the Chunchus:
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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