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Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 15:57:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerry Friedman 
Subject: RE: (urth) inhuma in brazil

--- James Wynn  wrote:
> Phoebe Davis said:
> It certainly has mystical associations for the Carajas and some
> connection
> to the game or dance of capoeirado, although links are in Portugese or
> non-existant...After my research (it was a slow day at work) I
> personally
> believe that the similarity in name between our flyers and the obscure
> name
> of a rather prosaic domesticated bird to be
> coincidence.

I think you're right that it's a coincidence, but "prosaic"?  Did you
look at a picture, like the one at
Well, maybe it's no weirder-looking than a turkey.

Jerry Friedman

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