Tampáki 1900/2005

in Travels with Tooy

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226680583
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226680576 | DOI:
Tampáki 1900/2005

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This chapter focuses on Tampaki, a village on the French Guiana–Brazil border that the Samarakas consider a mythical place. It discusses Samakaran stories about Tampakai, including the story about how Wenti gods and Dungulali-Obia from Tampaki were brought to Samaraka. This chapter also discusses the author's visit to Tampaki in 2001 and describes the changes in this village since the 1970s.

Keywords: Tampaki; mythical place; Samaraka; French Guiana-Brazil border; Wenti gods; Dungulali-Obia

Chapter.  4582 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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