American Indian language
American Indian people
"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.
Here are links to our webpages about the Kavina tribe and language:
Tacanan language family
South American tribes
Here are a few good books about the Kavinas:
Languages of the Amazon
The Indians of Central and South America
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