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Cocamilla (Kokamilla) are an indigenous people of Peru and Colombia. In the seventeenth century disease and conflict with the Spanish caused their population to dwindle from 1,600 to fewer than a hundred. In the nineteenth century their population rebounded and by the late 1980s reached nearly 7,000.[1] They have partly assimilated and are said to have an identity that is "neither Indian nor white mestizo."[2] They speak a dialect of the Cocama language and also Spanish.[3]


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