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"Moros" 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 "Moors," a medieval Muslim civilization of the Mediterranean. 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 Moros tribe and language:

 Zamucoan languages
 Bolivian Indians
 Paraguay Indians
 Amazon rainforest tribes
 Native South Americans

Here are a few good books about the Moro:
 Behold the Black Caiman: A Chronicle of Ayoreo Life
 Folk Literature of the Ayoreo Indians

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