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Pyta Jovai (Pyta-Jovai)
"Pyta Jovai" is an alternate name for the Ayoreo tribe of South America.
This is the name for the tribe in the language of their Guarani neighbors in Paraguay.
It means "talons" or "clawed feet," and implies ferocity in war.
Here are links to our webpages about the Pyta Jovai tribe and language:
Bolivia indigenous people
Native South Americans
Here are a few good books about the Pyta Jovais:
Behold the Black Caiman: A Chronicle of Ayoreo Life
Folk Literature of the Ayoreo Indians
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