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"Moro" is an alternate name for the Ayoreo tribe of South America. This is not an indigenous name at all, but is the Spanish word for "Moor,"
a medieval Muslim civilization of North Africa, Spain, and Italy.
Spanish colonists called them this because of some perceived similarity between the Ayoreos and the Moors-- possibly their reputation as fierce
Here are links to our webpages about the Moro tribe and language:
Bolivia indigenous people
Amazon rainforest tribes
Native South Americans
Here are a few good books about the Moros:
Behold the Black Caiman: A Chronicle of Ayoreo Life
Folk Literature of the Ayoreo Indians
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