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Arhuacos, Aruacos, Ica, Ijca or Bintuk, names of a Native American ethnic group part of the Chibcha family, remnants of the Tairona Culture concentrated in northern Colombia in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

The Arhuacos live in the upper valleys of the Piedras River, San Sebastian river, Chichicua River, Ariguani River and Guatapuri River, in an Indian Reservation in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains. Their traditional territory before the Spanish colonization, was larger than today's boundaries which exclude many of their sacred sites that they continue to visit today, to pay offerings. These lost territories are the lower parts by the steps of the mountains, lost to colonization and farming.

The Arhuacos are distributed into 22 sections.

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Pensamiento Arhuaco

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