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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.

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

 Ihni language
 Arawakan language family
 Amazon Indians
 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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