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Kavina (Kaviña)

"Kavina" is an indigenous name used for two Tacanan cultures of Peru, better known as the Araona and the Cavineña tribes. The meaning of the word Kavina is unknown-- it is a proper name with no direct translation in either the Araona or Cavinena languages. It is the name of one of the Araona moeities (major clan groups), and is also used as a native place name, Cavinas, from which the Cavinenas take their name.

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

 Peruvian Natives
 Andean civilizations
 Tacanan language family
 South American tribes

Here are a few good books about the Kavinas:
 Araona-Spanish dictionary
 Languages of the Amazon
 The Indians of Central and South America

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