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A Diquis human effigy pendant

The Diquis culture (sometimes spelled Diquís) was a pre-Columbian indigenous culture of Costa Rica that flourished from 700 AD to 1530 AD.[1] The word "diquís" means "great waters" or "great river" in the Boruca language,[1] the Diquis formed part of the Greater Chiriqui culture that spanned from southern Costa Rica to western Panama.[2]

Stone sphere made by the Diquis culture

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  1. ^ a b "Diquís". Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Drolet, Robert P. (1992). "The House and the Territory: The Organizational Structure for Chiefdom Art in the Diquis Subregion of Greater Chiriqui". In Lange, Frederick W. Wealth and Hierarchy in the Intermediate Area: A Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 10th and 11th October 1987. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. pp. 207–241. ISBN 0884021912. 

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