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Ihni Indian Tribe (Balé)
"Ihni" is an alternate name for the Bare tribe of Venezuela and Brazil.
It comes from the native name of one of their major tribal divisions, Ihini, which
literally means "those over there" (as their kinsmen in the other division refer to them.)
The name "Ihni" is also used to refer to the Bare dialect once used by this group.
Here are links to our webpages about the Ihni tribe and language:
Arawakan language family
Languages in Venezuela
South American Indians
Here are a few good books about the Ihnis:
Comparative Arawakan Histories
The Amazonian Languages
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