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Siusi

"Siusi" is a tribal name of one of the Baniwa subgroups of Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. It is also spelled Ciuçi or Siusi-Tapuya. The name Siusi comes from the language of their Nhengatu neighbors, and means "stars." This is a translation of the band's name in their own language, Walipere-Dakenai, which means "grandchildren of the Pleiades."


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

 Siusi language
 Arawakan language family
 Brazilian tribes
 Amazon Indians
 South American languages

Here are a few good books about the Siusis:
 Cosmos, Self, and History in Baniwa Religion
 Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans
 Languages of the Amazon



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