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There are several different South American tribal names spelled "Huari" in Spanish:
1) Wari, the endonym (self-designation) of the Pakaas Nova tribe of Brazil. It means "we" in their
2) Huari, a pre-Columbian civilization of Andean Peru. They existed between 500 and 1000 AD, before
the time of the Incas.
3) Uarí, an alternate name for the Aikana tribe of Brazil. This probably came from their tribe's name in
the language of one of their neighbors (the Pauserna tribe). Neither the Aikana nor the Pauserna are related to the
Wari/Pakaas Nova tribe.
Here are links to our webpages about the Huari tribes and languages:
Arawak language family
Indigenous people of Brazil
Ancient cultures of Peru
South American Indian languages
Here are links to some online resources about the Huari:
Indigenous Peoples of Brasil: Wari'
The Huari Culture of Peru
Wikipedia: Huari culture
Wikipedia: Pakaa Nova/Wari
Here are links to some good books about the Huaris and other Brazilian Indians:
Native and National in Brazil
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