The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Achaqua

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ACHAQUA, ä-chä′kwa, a South American Indian tribe probably extinct, though a few hundreds, who lived in the upper Orinoco forests in northeastern Colombia, were still existent in 1850. They were utter savages, practising infanticide beyond the second child, polyandry, and tattooing.