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Ucayali

"Ucayali" is the name of one of the major dialects of the Asheninca, or Campa, language. The name Ucayali is not actually an Asheninca name at all; it is the name of a river in the unrelated Shipibo language, and has also been used as the name of one of the regions of Peru. The Ucayali River is a major river more than 900 miles long, and the Asheninca and Shipibo people are both among the many Amazonian tribes who live along the river. Unlike Asheninka, the Shipibo language is never referred to as "Ucayali," however.

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

 Ucayali language
 Asheninka
 Asheninka pronunciation
 Arawakan
 South American Indian tribes
 Amazon rainforest people

Here are links to more Internet resources about the Ucayali people:
 Ucayali-Yurua Language
 Wikipedia: Rio Ucayali

And here are a few good books about the Ucayalis:
 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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