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Tatu Language (Tatú Tribe, Tatús)

"Tatu" is a tribal name of one of the Baniwa subgroups of Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. It is also spelled Tatú, Tatús, or Tatu-Tapuya. The name Tatu comes from the language of their Nhengatu neighbors, and means "armadillo." It is a translation of the band's name for themselves in their own language, Adzaneni, which means "children of the giant armadillo."

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 Tatu language
 Arawakan languages
 Indigenous people of Brazil
 Amazonian tribes
 South American languages

Here are a few good books about the Tatus:
 Cosmos, Self, and History in Baniwa Religion
 Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans
 Languages of the Amazon

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