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native names (was cara pintada)

In a message dated 9/19/2000 8:35:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
jsmelgar@compuserve.com writes:

> By the way, you asked a while back about a common name for Apistos. At
>  least in Peru, all medium and small sized cichlids are called "Bujurque".

is bujurque a native (indian) name or spanish?

and why do they call cichlids "viejas" (old women) in spanish?

now, julio, do you know what piaba means?  :-)

tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA

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