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"Estrella" is an alternate name for the Cabecar tribe of Costa Rica. It is the name of one of the important Cabecar subgroups, and comes from the Spanish placename Rio Estrella, meaning "star river," which runs through the territory of the Estrella Cabecares. "Estrella" is also used to refer to the dialect of the Cabecar language which is spoken in this region.

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

 Estrella language
 Costa Rica languages
 Chibchan language family
 Central American legends

Here are links to more Internet resources about San Pedro Amuzgos:
 Estrella language (Northern Cabecar)
 Indígenas del Valle de la Estrella

Here are a few good books about the Estrellas:
 Cabecar Dictionary
 When Woman Became the Sea

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