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Moro

"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 fighters.

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

 Ayoreo
 Zamucoan languages
 Bolivia indigenous people
 Paraguay languages
 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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