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Quirruba Tribe

"Quirruba" was the name of a historical Amazonian band of Colombia. This tribal name is not in use today, as the Quirruba people no longer exist as a distinct tribe. The Quirruba language is poorly documented but apparently belonged to the Arawakan language family, and is considered by some linguists to have been a dialect of the Baniva del Guainia language. The Quirruba band also had cultural and historical ties to the Achagua people, and it is believed that they may have merged into the Achagua tribe in the 18th century.

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Quirruba Indian Resources

Here are links to our webpages about the Quirruba tribe and language:
 Baniva language
 Achagua language
 Colombia tribes
 Amazon Indian people

Books about the Quirrubas

Here are a few good books about the Quirruba Indians:
 Made from Bone: Trickster Myths, Music, and History from the Amazon
 Languages of the Amazon

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