The New International Encyclopædia/Rama
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|Edition of 1905. See also Rama people on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.|
RAMA, or Melchora. An interesting tribe formerly upon the Rama River on the Caribbean coast of Southern Nicaragua, and now gathered upon a small island in Bluefield lagoon. They are a detached tribe of the Changuinan or Dorasquean stock of the Isthmus of Panama. They are kept under subjection by the dominant Mosquito (q.v.), and are now on the verge of extinction, having numbered only about 250 persons in 1891, all Christianized by Moravian missionaries, and described as being of fine physique and great strength.