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"Pamoa" (also spelled "Pamoá," "Pamöá" or "Pamüa") is an alternate name for the Tatuyo tribe of Colombia. Pamoa is actually the name of one of the major Tatuyo clans, meaning "armadillo," and indeed the name Tatuyo comes from the word for "armadillo" in the neighboring Nheengatu tribe.

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

 Tatuyo language
 Tucanoan language family
 Colombian tribes
 Amazonian Indians
 South American languages

Here are a few good books about the Pamoas:
 The Fish People: Linguistic Exogamy and Tukanoan Identity in Northwest Amazonia
 Languages of the Amazon

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