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==Name== These people refer to themselves as Arikapú. The name Arikapú is also used by neighbour tribes and by brazilians. The origin of the name is not clear; it could have originated from the Makuráp (Tuparí) language, where the word "arikapu" refers to the japó bird (genus Gymnostinops). The name Burukäyo refers to an extinct tribe known to the Arikapú and Djeoromitxí. Some claim that their language was similar to Arikapú, and that they represented a different clan. The suffix "txitxi" means "big" in both Arikapú and Djeoromitxí. Another name encountered in literature is Maxubí or Mashubi, referring to an ethnic group that probably spoke Arikapú. This name was recorded only once, during the expedition of the English explorer Fawcett in 1914 (B. Fawcett 1953). The name is not recognised by any present ethnic group of the region, and its etymology is unknown.
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