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Indigenous Communities from Costa Rica

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Maleku
Indigenous Group Maleku (Also Known As: Guatuso, Maleku Jaika, Watuso)
Location Costa Rica, Province of Alajuela, canton of Guatuso, in the District of San Rafael on the Guatuso Indigenous Reserve
Estimated Population 430 (2000, Costa Rican National Population Census)
Environment Rainforest / Lowland / Interfluvial / Tropical
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Hunting / Handicraft Sales / EcoTourism / Fishing
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Maleku
Classification: Chibchan, Rama
Alternate Names: Maleku Jaica, Maléku Jaíka, Malecu, Guatuso
Website URLs Wikipedia – Maleku
Business Week
Maleku Language Resources
Centro Ecologico Maleku-Araraf Ecological Center
Indigenous Cultures of Costa Rica
NGOs None Found

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