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Harakmbut (Harákmbut)

"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.

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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
 Amarakaeri-Spanish dictionary

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