from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a Central American Indian people formerly inhabiting central Panama, now living primarily in the San Blas Islands and adjacent coastal areas of northeast Panama.
- n. The Chibchan language of the Kuna.
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- n. An indigenous group of Panama and Colombia.
- proper n. The language of the Kuna people.
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Blas Islands are inhabited by indigenous people called Kuna, living very simply with very few noticeable modern influences.
The tribe, known as the Kuna, have approximately ten percent the rates of heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and cancer of other populations.
So hopefully many cities such as Kuna will step up and show an example that a smaller home means a smaller carbon footprint.
It extends from eastern Panama, in the provinces of Darién and Kuna-Yala, along almost the entire Pacific coast of Colombia.
They've photographed a brightly colored mola , the embroidered, multi-layered fabric panels that are part of traditional Kuna dress, and feature designs based on the patterns that islanders painted on their bodies before the Spanish arrived.
Julio speaks no English, but with a little Spanish and some of his own native Kuna language mixed with hand gestures, the general arc of his tale comes clear: his family is bouncing from island to island to harvest ripe coconuts.
The 378 tiny coral cays off northern Panama are Kuna Yala — home of the Kuna people, who have occupied these shores for centuries and retain their traditional ways of life.
The Kuna rule the islands and neighboring Panamanian coastline as an autonomous province, the result of a somewhat bloody revolt against the central government in Panama City in 1925.
Calle de la Tablada 7-62, bantuhotel.com Where to Eat: Ask the Kuna islanders to catch a lobster $2-$3 for your skipper to prepare.
Alamy A quilted mola, part of traditional Kuna dress "It's Old Portuguese for a dirty joke, of a sexual nature," he says.