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Waliperedakenai (Walipere-Dakenai)

"Waliperedakenai" is the tribal name of one of the Baniwa subgroups of Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. In their language, it means "grandchildren of the Pleiades." This band is also known as Siusi, which is their name in the language of the neighboring Nhengatu tribe.

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

 Baniwa
 Siusi
 Arawakans
 Brazil languages
 People of the Amazon rainforest
 South American tribes

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



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