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Icana (Içana)

"Icana" and "Içana" are alternate names for the Baniwa people of Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. Içana is actually the native name of a river that flows through the territory of the Baniwa tribe. The Baniwas are therefore often known as "Baniwa do Içana."

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

 Icana language
 Arawakan languages
 Indigenous people of Brazil
 Amazonian tribes
 South American languages

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



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