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"Kampa" is an alternate name for the Ashaninka tribe. Many Ashaninka people do not prefer this term, considering it derogatory. (It is widely believed to have come from the Inca word t'ampa, meaning "unruly," although it might also have been a corruption of an Ashaninka band name, Tambo.)

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

 Kampa language
 Ashaninka pronunciation
 South American tribes
 Amazonian people

Here are links to more Internet resources about the Kampa Indians:
 Kampa-Ashaninka Indians
 Kampa or Ashaninka Indians
 Wikipedia: Kampa People

And here are a few good books about the Kampas:
 Asheninka Stories of Change
 Salt of the Mountain: Campa Ashaninka History and Resistance in the Peruvian Jungle
 Upper Perené Arawak Narratives of History, Landscape, and Ritual

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