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- noun A member of the
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In 1756 a number of Toba and Mataco were gathered into the Mission of San Ignacio de Ledesma, on the Rio Grande tributary of the Vermejo, where they numbered 600 souls at the time of the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767.
The best work upon the language of the Mataco tribes is the grammar and dictionary of the Jesuit missionary, Father
At present the names in most general use are Mataco in Argentina and Nocten (corrupted from the Chiriguano name) in Bolivia.
Mataco is quoted by Quevedo from a letter by Father Alejandro
Of the Matacoan group, the principle tribes were the Mataco, Mataguayo, and Vejoz.
Nueva Pompeya on the Río Bermejo, with a school for the Mataco
The more noted species are known by different names -- as the Tatou Poyou, the Giant Tatou, the Peba, the Pichiciago, the Pichey, the Hairy Tatou, the Mataco, the Apara, and such like designations.