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"Karu" is a name used by linguists and anthropologists to refer to the Baniwa, Curripaco, and Carutana languages of Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. This name is not used by the peoples themselves. These three ethnic groups are culturally similar and speak closely related languages, considered by many linguists to make up their own subcategory of the Arawakan language family, which is consequently called the Karu language group.

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

 Karu language
 Arawakan language family
 Brazilian tribes
 Amazonian Indians
 South American languages

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

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