Talk:Guna people

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Archaeology or History?[edit]

Any information on the original location/settlements of these people? Can they be tied to excavated archaeloogical sites in Panama? They aren't really included in Wiki articles about Panama (see Coclé). Thanks. WBardwin 18:28, 27 August 2005 (UTC)

According to a November 2003 issue of National Geographic from Latin America, it is believed that they migrated northward up from Colombia. The Kuna legend about their migration is surprisingly down-to-earth; they moved up because of an enemy nation, and they moved out to the islands because of the mosquitos on the mainland. Awakeandalive1 19:02, 12 June 2007 (EST)

Swastika, Flag[edit]

FOTW has a Kuna flag [1]. On it is a Swastika. Is this new, perhaps adopted from North American Indians, or is it ancient? Khirad 09:01, 16 September 2005 (UTC)

It is a traditional symbol, as it is in many parts of the world, but it became a prominent feature on the flag after the intervention of a European anthropologist in the early 20th century. Awakeandalive1 14:20, 12 June 2007 (EST)

Sahila Tomas De Leon of Ustupu explained to me, that the Swastika was a symbol for two things. As it is drawn, it stands for "Piensar o' Morir" (Think or Die). It is also symbolic of the journey made by the Indians of North and South America from their original homelands in Asia...across the Bering Straits and into the Americas, or Abya Yala. During WWII, Americans in the Canal Zone of Panama tried to get the Kuna to stop using the symbol, because of its misuse by the Nazis. For the Kuna it is a matter of great pride to still use the Swastika. —Preceding unsigned comment added by MarvelMcFey (talkcontribs) 23:20, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

The Kuna shares the namesake Ture associated with so-called Turanians or Turkic peoples of Northeast and Central Asia, and indeed are of Siberian and later North American origins. The Mayas, Chiriqui, Arawak, Carib and Lempa are thought to descended from possible Siouan-Iroquoian ancestral migrations across the Caribbean Sea, other than the generally accepted study they came from Central or Southern Mexico by migrating across the mountainous isthmus of Central America into that part of South America. (talk) 03:31, 12 August 2011 (UTC)


Added a couple of pictures. Enjoy!

Much love - haere e hoki, Jack Jenkins

I've added the shack and a much more apealling girl to the list. The 2 old grannys are ether all ill, over weather beaten or unlucky; what ever it is unfair to portay the tibe as intrisicly ugly.-- (talk) 14:29, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I have enjoyed the photos Jack.--Its snowing in East Asia (talk) 08:42, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

File:KunaWomanSellingMolas.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

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Kuna woman selling molas
A Kuna woman selling molas, a textile art form used to make the clothing typically worn by Kuna women. The Kuna are an indigenous people of Panama and Colombia, with a total population of about 50,000. The greatest number of Kuna people live on small islands in the comarca of Kuna Yala.Photo: Markus Leupold-Löwenthal

Religious proselitism?[edit]

I'm not sure if this is the place to make this comment. The following comment appears in the heading, and I really don't think it should be there: "The week of 15 September 2014 marks the celebration of the delivery of the Bible in their own language. This work started over four decades ago when Wilma and Keith Forster of Wycliffe Bible Translators moved to a village to learn the Border Kuna language. The Old Testament has only been translated into San Blas Island Kuna." Why would this be important at all? Quite the contrary, it seems that its sole purpose is to proselytize the work of the Forsters and other Bible translators. Not only do I think this is irrelevant, but furthermore it brings controversial issues of cultural assimilation, religious freedom and others. I wanted to delete it, as I think my arguments are good, but thought other editors should help in the decision — Preceding unsigned comment added by Severian79 (talkcontribs) 03:43, 13 October 2014 (UTC)


this edit back in 2012 by an IP is interesting. I just noticed that it misrepresents the stats in the source it quoted, a study "funded in part by the Instituto Commemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud and the M&M/Mars Company" that notes "Cocoa is the richest source of flavonoids... The Kuna living in the San Blas drink a flavanol-rich cocoa as their main beverage ... thus probably have the most flavonoid-rich diet of any population" I've corrected the stats. --Elvey(tc) 21:01, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Richard Omar[edit]

I deleted "The Kunas won the battle because of the help of Richard Omar, an American." The date given was 1501, so roughly 100 years before the Jamestown settlement was established. This looks more like self-insert vandalism than genuine history, and the only references to "Richard Omar" and "Kuna" I could find online are copies of this article. It appears to be by Oreo12392. Worldwalker (talk) 03:57, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Requested move 23 December 2016[edit]

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The result of the move request was: not moved. Andrewa (talk) 11:01, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Kuna peopleGuna peopleWP:Commonname and prefered by community. Shhhhwwww!! (talk) 16:03, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

  • Oppose - sorry, simply known as Kuna in English. Blame the Spanish for that. It isn't clear that the Congreso General de la Nación Gunadule decision in 2010 has any binding effect over the rest of Panamanians. In ictu oculi (talk) 18:27, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

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Guna Atheists?[edit]

Do the Guna have a native religion?

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