Native American languages
Native Americans website
Native American genealogy
"Sucuriyu" is a tribal name of one of the Baniwa subgroups of Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia.
It is sometimes spelled Sucuriyu-Tapuya.
The name Sucuriyu comes
from the language of their Nhengatu
neighbors and means "anaconda." In their own language, the Sucuriyu band call themselves Moriwene,
which means "children of the anaconda."
Here are links to our webpages about the Sucuriyu tribe and language:
Language in Brazil
South American Indians
Here are a few good books about the Sucuriyus:
Cosmos, Self, and History in Baniwa Religion
Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans
Languages of the Amazon
Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2015 Contacts and FAQ page
Back to our Native American encyclopedia
Would you like to help support our organization's work with the Sucuriyu language?