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"Motilones Bravos" is an alternate name for the Bari tribe of Colombia and Venezuela.
Motilones is a Spanish word for "shaved heads," and was applied to more than one tribe
who used such a hairstyle. Motilones Bravos, meaning "brave" or "wild" Motilones,
specifically referred to the Bari people, as opposed to the Motilones Mansos ("gentle"
or "domestic" Motilones), which usually referred to the neighboring Yukpas.
Here are links to our webpages about the Motilones Bravos tribe and language:
Chibchan language family
Native South American
Here are a few good books about the Motilones Bravoss:
The Ecology of the Barí: Rainforest Horticulturalists of South America
The Languages of the Andes
Los Barí: cultura del pueblo motilón
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