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Viceita (Viceíta)

"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.

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

 Bribri tribe
 Cabecar tribe
 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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