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"Pakang" is an alternate name for the Bara tribe of Brazil and Colombia.
It comes from a word in the language of their Nheengatu neighbors,
and refers to the same ceremonial herb the name Bará does.
Here are links to our webpages about the Pakang tribe and language:
South American languages
Here are a few good books about the Pakangs:
The Fish People: Linguistic Exogamy and Tukanoan Identity in Northwest Amazonia
The Amazonian Languages
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