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"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."
Here are links to our webpages about the Siusi tribe and language:
Arawakan language family
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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