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"Kompa" 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 Kompa tribe and language:

 Ashaninka culture
 Ashaninka pronunciation
 Arawakan language family
 South American Indian tribes

Here are a few good books about the Kompas:
 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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