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JURIS

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 571 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JURIS, a tribe of South American Indians, formerly occupying the country between the rivers Ica (lower Putumayo) and Japura, north-western Brazil. In ancient days they were the most powerful tribe of the district, but in 182o their numbers did not exceed 2000. Owing to inter-marrying, the Juris are believed to have been extinct for half a century. They were closely related to the Passes, and were like them a fair-skinned, finely built people with quite European features.
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