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Native American Tribes of Panama

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Panama Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from Panama that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about how to contribute information to our site.

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The original inhabitants of the area that is now Panama include:

The Bogota Indians
The Bribri Indians
The Buglere Indians
The Changuena Indians
The Cueva Indians
The Dorasque Indians
The Embera Indians
The Huetar Indians
The Kuna Indians
The Guaymi Indians
The Teribe Indians
The Waunana Indians

Recommended books about Panama's Native Americans:
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The Indians of Panama: Their history and culture: Ethnological overview of the Panamanian Indian tribes.
*The Kuna Gathering: Contemporary Village Politics in Panama: Sociology book about the political system among the Kuna Indians.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Panama:

Map of Panama Languages: Map showing where in Panama the different indigenous languages are spoken.
Panama Indians: Brief overview of the Guaymi and other Panama tribes.
Indigenous Populations in Panama: Demographic information about the various Indian tribes of Panama.
Indigenous Art from Panamá: Featuring baskets, masks and other artwork by Wounaan and Emberá Indians.
The Pollera of Panama: Article on Panama Indian women's clothing in the modern day.

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