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FCA: Bolivian train company that serves the Andean region.

FLOTA: 1. Bus 2. Bus company

FO: Bolivian train company that serves the eastern region of the country.

 

GUARANÍ: 1. South American ethnic group 2. language

GRINGO: A term used to refer to foreigners

 

HUEMUL: Andean deer

 

INCA: 1. Pre-hispanic empire that covered a large part of South American territory. 2. Head of the Inca empire

-ITA/-ITO:  diminutive suffix used at the end of a noun or an adjective to make it sound affectionate

 

JILAKATA: Aymara chief

JISK'ANATA: Carnival Monday

JUCUMARI: South American bear (spectacled bear)

 

KALLAWAYA: itinerate Pre-Colombian folk healer, shaman, sage. Kallawayas have been declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. 

 
   
   
 

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