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Maina is one of the three main dialects of Achuar, an indigenous language of South America sometimes also known as Achuar-Shiwiar-Maina.

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Maina Resources

Here are links to our webpages about the Maina tribe and language:
 Maina tribe
 Maina words
 Amazonian Indian
 Jivaroan language family

Here are links to some online resources about the Maina tribe:
 Wikipedia: Maina
 Catholic Encyclopedia: Maina Indians
 Los Maynas (Spanish-language text)

Books about the Mainas

Here are a few good books about the Maina tribe:
 In the Society of Nature
 The Achuar of the Pastaza River
 Crude Chronicles

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