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Tzantza: See Tsantsa

"Tzantza" is an alternate spelling of Tsantsa, an indigenous word for shrunken head talismans in the languages of the Shuar and Achuar Indians.

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Tzantza Resources

Here are links to some online resources about Tzantza head-shrinking:
 Tzantza Head Shrinkers
 The Shrunken Heads of Jivaro
 Tzantza Shrunken Heads
 Tsantsas: How Shrunken Heads Work

Here are links to our webpages about the Shuar and Achuar tribes:
 Tsantsa
 Shuar
 Achuar
 Achuar pronunciation
 Amazon Indian languages
 Jivaroan languages

Books about the Tzantzas

Here are a few good books about Tzantzas and the Jivaro tribes:
 Shrunken Heads: Tsantsa Trophies and Human Exotica
 Jivaro: Head-Hunters Of The Amazon
 The Jivaro: People of the Sacred Waterfalls



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