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The Banawa (Banawá) are an indigenous group of just seventy people (1994), living along the Banawá River in the Amazonas province of Brazil, where they are concentrated in a single village and two smaller settlements containing a single extended family each. The Banawá, who call themselves Kitiya, speak an Arawak language.

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