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"Tambo" is the name of one of the divisions of the Ashaninka tribe, and also the name of the Ashaninka dialect spoken by the Tambo band. The band's name derives from the Tambo River in Peru, but this place name is not Ashaninka in origin-- it comes from an Incan word for a haven or resting place.

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

 Ashaninka culture
 Ashaninka pronunciation
 South American Indian tribes
 Amazonian languages

Here are links to more Internet resources about the Tambo Indians:
 The Totem of the Tambo River (Ashaninka)
 Wikipedia: Río Tambo

And here are a few good books about the Tambos:
 Asheninka Stories of Change
 Salt of the Mountain: Campa Ashaninka History and Resistance in the Peruvian Jungle
 Upper Perené Arawak Narratives of History, Landscape, and Ritual

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