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Buyío Taimani—Agua Dulce Continuing Taino Traditions in the Dominican Republic-Part 1 of 2 By Jorge Estevez

Goal: Exploration of Taino Spirituality.

Date: 26 December 2016

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Jorge Estevez
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DNA sequencing studies in the Caribbean reveal that the Taino did not go "extinct" as most historical narratives tell us, but rather were assimilated. But the extinction myth did its damage in that very little work has been done on surviving customs, traditions and especially the spirituality. This paper was written to point to a myriad of Indigenous spiritual customs, folklore, and intangible spirituality, that exist in the Maguana region of the Dominican Republic. The residents practice a conglomeration of African, Christian and Taino spiritual beliefs, but within this spiritual syncretism there is also a sect known as Agua Dulce, where ancient Taino gods are still alive, are adored and loved.
Jorge Estevez
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Exploration of Taino Spirituality.