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"Viceita" is an alternate name for the Bribri and Cabecar tribes of Costa Rica and Panama.
This was an older, colonial name for these tribes and is not used by these indigenous communities today.
Its origin is not clear; it was probably a Spanish corruption of a Chibchan place name or band name.
Here are links to our webpages about the Viceita tribe and language:
Costa Rica Indian tribes
Chibchan language family
Central American stories
Here are a few good books about the Viceitas:
Notes on the Bribri of Costa Rica
The Languages of the Andes
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