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Sucuriyu

"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."


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

 Baniwa
 Arawakans
 Language in Brazil
 Amazon natives
 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



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