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Talamanca (Talamancas)

"Talamanca" is an alternate name for the Bribri tribe of Costa Rica and Panama. It comes from the name of the Talamanca Mountain Range of Central America, which is part of the traditional Bribri territory. Many Bribri people still live in this region today. The phrase "Talamanca Cabecar" is sometimes used to refer to a neighboring group of Cabecar Indians who also live in this region.

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

 Bribri language
 Cabecar language
 Bribri culture
 Costa Rican Indians
 Chibchan language family
 Central American mythology

Here are a few good books about the Talamancas:
 Notes on the Bribri of Costa Rica
 The Languages of the Andes



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