The slightly more than 1,000 Teribe Indians live along the Teribe, San Juan, and Changuinola rivers in the western Panamanian province of Bocas del Toro. Nearly all of them speak the Teribe language, which belongs to the Chibchan Family. They are linguistically and culturally related to the Térraba (who also are known as Teribe) Indians of Costa Rica. The majority of Teribe of Panama live as farmers or laborers.


Reverte Coma, José Manuel (1967). Los indios teribes de Panamá: Trabajo presentado al XXXVII Congreso Internacional de Americanistas, septiembre, 1966. Panama: N.p.

Von Chong S., Nilka, and Myrna Ortiz (1982). Estudio etnográfico sobre el grupo Teribe. Panama: N.p.

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