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    About Abya Yala Net

    "Abya Yala" means "Continent of Life" in the language of the Kuna peoples of Panama and Colombia. The Aymara leader Takir Mamani suggested the selection of this name (which the Kuna use to denominate the American continents in their entirety), and proposed that all Indigenous peoples in the Americas utilize it in their documents and oral declarations. "Placing foreign names on our cities, towns and continents," he argued, "is equal to subjecting our identity to the will of our invaders and to that of their heirs." The proposal of Takir Mamani has found a favorable reception in various sectors.

    Since its inception, providing information on Indigenous peoples in Mexico, Central, and South America as been an important part of NativeWeb's mission. This section is largely dedicated to providing original content on this part of the world.

    If you have questions about these pages or would like to help, contact Marc Becker.

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