Native American languages
Native American Indian people
"Harakmbut" is the endonym of the Amarakaeri and Huachipaeri tribes of Peru-- in other words, the name they use
to refer to themselves in their own language. Although the Amarakaeri and Huachipaeri have separate languages, they are very closely
related and share many vocabulary words, similar to European languages like Spanish and Italian. Harakmbut may originally
have meant something along the lines of "good hunters," but is used to mean simply "human beings" or "people" today.
It is also used by linguists to refer to the language family including Amarakaeri and Huachipaeri.
Here are links to our webpages about the Harakmbut tribes and languages:
South American tribes
Harakmbut language family
Language of Peru
Amazon rainforest indigenous tribes
Here are a few good books about the Harakmbuts:
Arakmbut Mythology, Spirituality, and History
The Last Shaman
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