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Lari Lari (Laris, Lari)

"Lari Lari" was the name of one of the subgroups of the Aymara tribe of South America, located in what is now the Tapacari province of Bolivia. Although the name Lari Lari is of Aymara origin, it is no longer preferred by Aymara people of this region, because "Lari" came to be used as an ethnic slur against Indians by Spanish speakers in Bolivia. Today people of Lari Lari descent prefer to be called simply Aymaras or indigenos, to avoid the stigma of the Spanish word "Lari."

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

 Aymara language
 Aymara culture
 Aymara mythology
 Bolivia language
 South American Indians

Here are a few good books about the Laris:
 Valley of the Spirits: A Journey Into the Lost Realm of the Aymara
 The Aymara Language in Its Social and Cultural Context

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