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Curripaco-Baniva (Baniwa-Kurripako)

"Curripaco-Baniva" and "Baniwa-Kurripako" are names used by linguists to refer to the Baniwa and Curripaco languages of Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. These two languages are very closely related to each other, and are considered by many linguists to make up their own subcategory of the Arawakan language family, which is therefore called the Curripaco-Baniva language group. (Other linguists consider them to be two dialects of a single language, which they still sometimes refer to as Curripaco-Baniva.)

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Here are links to our webpages about the Curripaco-Baniva tribes and languages:

 Curripaco
 Baniwa
 Arawakan languages
 Brazil Indians
 Amazon natives
 South American languages

Here are a few good books about the Curripaco-Banivas:
 Cosmos, Self, and History in Baniwa Religion
 Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans
 Languages of the Amazon



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