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