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"Maldavaca" is an alternate spelling for the Mandahuaca tribe of Venezuela and Brazil.
Sometimes Maldavaca is also given as an alternate name for the Bare language,
but that is because the Mandahuaca and Bare tribes are often grouped together by anthropologists,
not because they are speakers of the same language. In fact the Mandahuaca and Bare languages,
though both members of the Arawakan language family, are no more closely related than French and Spanish.
Here are links to our webpages about the Maldavaca tribe and language:
Arawakan language family
Languages in South America
Here are a few good books about the Maldavacas:
Comparative Arawakan Histories
The Amazonian Languages
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