Alternative Names

Biaor Mbia(the "m" preceding the "b" may be used to indicate nasalization) is the name the Yuqui call themselves, which means "people" or "human beings." The origin of the name "Yuqu" is unknown, but may have been derived from the frequently heard kinship term, "yaqui," meaning "younger relative." Yukiis an alternative spelling. The Yuqui have appeared in some writings and in the local vernacular as "Chori." This is a pejorative term meaning roughly, "savage," and is probably of indigenous origin. It is employed by Bolivian nationals to mean any uncontacted group of native people who reside in the forest.

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