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Native American Indian name
"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,
Here are links to our webpages about the Kompa tribe and language:
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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