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Paasiaja (Poosioho, Paasi-aha, Paasi-ahá, Paatsiaja)

"Paasiaja" (also spelled Poosioho, Paasi-aha, Paasi-ahá, Paatsiaja, Patsiaehé, and other ways) is an alternate name for the Andoke tribe, and the one most commonly used by the people themselves. It means "axe people" in their own language, referring to their skill at crafting stone axes.

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

 Andoke
 Native Colombian languages
 Amazonian cultures

Here are a few good books about the Paasiajas:
 Languages of the Amazon
 The Indians of Central and South America



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