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Kawa Language (Kaw-Tapuya Tribe)

"Kawa" is a tribal name of one of the Baniwa subgroups of Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. It is also spelled Kaw or Kaw-Tapuya. The name Kawa comes from the language of their Nhengatu neighbors. In their own language, the Kawa band call themselves Maulieni or Aini-Dkenei.


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

 Kawa language
 Arawakan language family
 Indigenous languages of Brazil
 Amazonian tribes
 South American languages

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



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