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una niña hermosa de la tribu Aruhaco

The Arhuaco people are an indigenous people of Colombia. They are Chibchan-speaking people and descendents of the Tairona culture, concentrated in northern Colombia in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Indígenas Arhuacos - Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Colombia

The Indians of the Sierra Nevada are four unique, related tribes who live on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in northern Colombia.

Colombia. Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Kogi Indian sits outside his straw hut. He is holding a gourd with a stick in it. He uses the stick to grind coca leaves, a mild narcotic,  and mix them with lime. One of his cheeks is inflated by a ball of that combination.

Colombia. Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Kogi Indian sits outside his straw hut. He is holding a gourd with a stick in it. He uses the stick to grind coca leaves, a mild narcotic, and mix them with lime. One of his cheeks is inflated by a ball of that combination.

Arhuaco. Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, northern Colombia. Chib-Chan language.

Arhuaco. Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, northern Colombia. Chib-Chan language.

A young woman of the Tule indigenous group makes cotton yarn after returning to the forest home in Unguia, north-west Colombia, that she and other members of her community had had to flee because of the presence of armed groups. The Tule culture is based on a strong relationship with the land and so losing it effectively means losing their culture. © UNHCR/B.Heger

A young woman making cotton yarn. From her forest home in Unguja, north-west…

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