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Pokanga

"Pokanga" is an alternate name for the Bara tribe of Brazil and Colombia. It comes from a Nheengatu word and refers to the same ceremonial herb Bará does. ("Tapuya" or "Tapuyo" are Nheengatu words for non-Tupian Indians, and are often appended to the end of tribal names in Brazil.)

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

 Pokanga language
 The Tucanoan languages
 Colombian indigenous people
 Amazon tribes
 South American Indians

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



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