Chorotega of Guanacaste Region and Nicoya Peninsula; and Bribri (Bri Bri) of Talamanca Region are now the Indigenous Muslims of Costa Rica

Chorotega of Guanacaste Region and Nicoya Peninsula; and Bribri (Bri Bri) of Talamanca Region are now the Indigenous Muslims of Costa Rica

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The Bribri are an indigenous people of Costa Rica. They live in theTalamanca (canton) in Limón Province of Costa Rica.[3] They speak the Bribri languageand Spanish. There are varying estimates of the population of the tribe. According to a census by the Ministerio de Salud, there are 11,500 Bribri living within service range of the Hone Creek Clinic alone. They are a voting majority in the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca area. Other estimates of tribal population in Costa Rica range much higher, reaching 35,000.

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Visitors to Costa Rica’s northwest region probably don’t realize the area was once a thriving community for the indigenous Chorotega tribe. Indigenous history and traditions maintain a low profile in the Central American country, yet if you look closely they are all around you.

Spreading across Costa Rica’s entire northern Pacific zone, Guanacaste, for instance, is called the “Chorotega region” after its original inhabitants. The Nicoya Peninsula is named for a Chorotega chief who ruled the area when the Spanish conquistadors arrived in Costa Rica in 1523.

At the time of the Spanish conquest, the Chorotega were the largest and most technologically advanced tribe in Costa Rica, according to Encyclopedia Britannica and other historical reports. The tribe, whose name means “people surrounded by enemies”, were driven by warfare from Central Mexico many generations before the Spanish arrived and settled in southern Nicaragua, Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula.

Mesoamerican languages in Central America

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PARTY PEOPLE / GANGSTER PARTY PEOPLE

FOLKS

MOSTLY LATINO

PLAYBOY BUNNY / CROSS WITH 3 SLAHES ABOVE AND

CIRCLE ON THE BOTTOM

PP / PPN / GPPS / GPPN / GANGSTER PARTY PEOPLE

BLACK / WHITE

UNKNOWN

UNKNOWN

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The Party People started around the early 70s in the pilsen neighborhood by an individual known as Micheal. Micheal was later found stabbed to death. The party people were just a “party crew” in the 1970s, they threw many parties in pilsen and even invited several other area gangs to their parties. Around the year 1984, Party People ran into some problems with the gangs (mainly people nation gangs) in the neighborhood. At this time the Party People joined the Folks alliance under the umbrella of the Two Six. Later on the Party People have advanced their presents into Gage park and Marquette Park. Over time the Party People have engaged in war with other Folk nation gangs such as La Raza and the Satan Disciples. In the 1980s Party People had a relationship with La Raza (refer to the old Skool section for a tag that La raza and Party People did together). Now the two gangs have a bitter war between each other.  Party People had peace with the Satan Disciples until the year 2000 when a Party People gang member gunned down a seven year old boy for disrespecting the Party People, this initiated a war between Party People and SDs.  The Party People that gunned down the boy was caught and convicted of murder and is presently serving time.

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. Pilsen Neighborhood : “Murder Town”
. 16th to Cullerton , Allport to Miller
. 17th & Carpenter
. 17th & Racine
. 18th / 19th & May “War Zone”
G-Town – (56th to 59th from Campbell to Talman)
. 56th & Maplewood
. Berwyn,IL
. Cicero,IL
. Evergreen Park,IL (Renegades)
. Paducah,Ky

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” data-medium-file=”” data-large-file=”” />They spoke Mangue, an Oto-Manguean language from Central Mexico that was shared by indigenous groups in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Many of the place names in northwest Costa Rica are Chorotegan, including Guanacaste – name of the northern Pacific province and Costa Rica’s national tree. The word “Guanacaste” means “ear tree” for the trees’ seeds which resemble a human ear.

Traditional Chorotega pottery in Costa Rica reveals Aztec historical influences

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PARTY PEOPLE / GANGSTER PARTY PEOPLE

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MOSTLY LATINO

PLAYBOY BUNNY / CROSS WITH 3 SLAHES ABOVE AND

CIRCLE ON THE BOTTOM

PP / PPN / GPPS / GPPN / GANGSTER PARTY PEOPLE

BLACK / WHITE

UNKNOWN

UNKNOWN

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The Party People started around the early 70s in the pilsen neighborhood by an individual known as Micheal. Micheal was later found stabbed to death. The party people were just a “party crew” in the 1970s, they threw many parties in pilsen and even invited several other area gangs to their parties. Around the year 1984, Party People ran into some problems with the gangs (mainly people nation gangs) in the neighborhood. At this time the Party People joined the Folks alliance under the umbrella of the Two Six. Later on the Party People have advanced their presents into Gage park and Marquette Park. Over time the Party People have engaged in war with other Folk nation gangs such as La Raza and the Satan Disciples. In the 1980s Party People had a relationship with La Raza (refer to the old Skool section for a tag that La raza and Party People did together). Now the two gangs have a bitter war between each other.  Party People had peace with the Satan Disciples until the year 2000 when a Party People gang member gunned down a seven year old boy for disrespecting the Party People, this initiated a war between Party People and SDs.  The Party People that gunned down the boy was caught and convicted of murder and is presently serving time.

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. Pilsen Neighborhood : “Murder Town”
. 16th to Cullerton , Allport to Miller
. 17th & Carpenter
. 17th & Racine
. 18th / 19th & May “War Zone”
G-Town – (56th to 59th from Campbell to Talman)
. 56th & Maplewood
. Berwyn,IL
. Cicero,IL
. Evergreen Park,IL (Renegades)
. Paducah,Ky

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” data-medium-file=”” data-large-file=”” />Stretching all the way from the Nicaraguan border in the north through the Nicoya Peninsula, the Chorotega people lived in towns – some as large as 20,000 inhabitants – that were built around a central plaza, according to historical reports. Their houses were rectangular, built of wood with straw roofs. The Chorotega maintained strong religious rituals and were competent astronomers and mathematicians.

Corn was vitally important in the Chorotega culture, and affected the indigenous people’s agriculture, customs, artistic forms and religious beliefs, reports the Encyclopedia Britannica. Corn was the basis of their diet, along with beans, squash, cacao, meat and fish. The Chorotega had an active economic life with commerce and markets, and a semi-democratic social structure in which chiefs were elected. Cacao beans served as currency.

The Chorotega frequently fought with neighboring peoples, states the Encyclopedia Britannica. Tribal warriors wore padded cotton armor and fought with bows and arrows and wooden swords tipped with small flint knives. Although they were eventually conquered by the Spanish, the Chorotega were reported to be courageous warriors who fought hard against the invaders.

Children of the Chorotega indigenous tribe in Costa Rica

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MOSTLY WHITE

CANE / TOPHAT / PLAYBOY BUNNY / 5 POINT STAR

TPN / ALMIGHTY TPN / PLAYERS

BLACK / WHITE

ALMIGHTY DONT LIKE NOBODY

UNKNOWN

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<p align="center"><span style="font-family:Arial;">The Twelfth Street players started in the year  1972 on the corner of Roosevelt (12th street) and Austin in Cicero, IL.   The Twelfth Street Players are reported to be Cicero’s first street  gang.  The Twelfth Street Players soon grew to large numbers.  By the  early 1980s the Twelfth Street Players expanded their operations to Chicago  (mainly in the area where South Side Insane Popes and Latin Kings were).   In 1980 the Twelfth Street Players joined the People nation as a result  of their friendship with Latin Kings and South Side insane Popes.  In the  early 80s the Players became “first cousins” with the South Side Insane Popes  and the two gangs merged to become known as the “Player Popes” gang.  This  merge only lasted until about the mid-80s (2-4 years) then the two nations  wanted to do their own thing.  In 1987 the TPs expanded their operations to Cicero, Berwyn and Lyons.  They also arrived in Brookfield, and Countryside.  In these suburbs their main concern was a growing number of Two Two Boys and Two Sixs and alot of BGDs in Lagrange.  The conflicts ended up at the doorstep of LTHS High School between TPs and Folks.  The TPs fought hard in towns like Lagrange and Countryside but do to lack of recruitment they faded from the area by 1990.  In the early 90s the Players began to feud  with Latin Kings very heavily in cicero as the Latin Kings became more powerful  in Cicero, also in the early 90s the Players expanded to the Clearing district  in chicago.  In 1996 the Latin Counts and the police forced the Twelfth  Street Players to abondon their original set of Roosevelt and Austin.  The  Players lost other sets in Chicago as well.  In about 2000 or 2001 the  Twelfth Street Players came roaring back and reclaimed neighborhoods in Chicago  around 63rd street, which is an incredible accomplishment for a gang to be  removed from Chicago then force their way back in years later. The Twelfth  Street Players still mantain a presence in Cicero and Berwyn to this  day. </span></p>
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. Cicero,Illinois :
. Roosevelt Rd. to 14th & 61st ct.
. 18th & 61st
. Berwyn,Illinois :
. Roosevelt Rd. & Lombard “Bunnyside”
. 64th & Nottingham “Players Alley”
FORMER LOCATIONS
. Head Quarters: The Island , Cicero,IL
. Roosevelt Rd. & Austin
. 37th & East Ave. , Berwyn,IL
. 45th & Gage , Lyons,IL
. 62nd & Melvina (Hale Park)
. 62nd & Nagle
. 63rd & Normandy
. 63rd & Central , Parkside , Major
. Brookfield,IL
. Stickney,IL

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SPECIAL THANKS TO ZACH AKA ZOOK22 FOR THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION ON THE 12TH STREET PLAYERS

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” data-medium-file=”” data-large-file=”” />The history of indigenous peoples in Costa Rica is much like the rest of the Americas. The Europeans brought diseases to which the native population had no immunity; entire tribes were killed. Archaeologists calculate that up to 400,000 native people lived in Costa Rica when Columbus arrived in 1502, between the main tribes of the Chorotega, Guaymi (Ngabe), Terraba, Boruca, Maleku, Huetares, Bribri and Cabecar. Ultimately, it was the 16th century slave trade that decimated the Chorotegas. The Spanish rulers dominated the tribe by sending thousands to work in the gold mines of Panama and Peru.

Chorotega pottery from the Nicoya Peninsula is famous in Costa Rica

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CANE / TOPHAT / PLAYBOY BUNNY / 5 POINT STAR

TPN / ALMIGHTY TPN / PLAYERS

BLACK / WHITE

ALMIGHTY DONT LIKE NOBODY

UNKNOWN

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<p align="center"><span style="font-family:Arial;">The Twelfth Street players started in the year  1972 on the corner of Roosevelt (12th street) and Austin in Cicero, IL.   The Twelfth Street Players are reported to be Cicero’s first street  gang.  The Twelfth Street Players soon grew to large numbers.  By the  early 1980s the Twelfth Street Players expanded their operations to Chicago  (mainly in the area where South Side Insane Popes and Latin Kings were).   In 1980 the Twelfth Street Players joined the People nation as a result  of their friendship with Latin Kings and South Side insane Popes.  In the  early 80s the Players became “first cousins” with the South Side Insane Popes  and the two gangs merged to become known as the “Player Popes” gang.  This  merge only lasted until about the mid-80s (2-4 years) then the two nations  wanted to do their own thing.  In 1987 the TPs expanded their operations to Cicero, Berwyn and Lyons.  They also arrived in Brookfield, and Countryside.  In these suburbs their main concern was a growing number of Two Two Boys and Two Sixs and alot of BGDs in Lagrange.  The conflicts ended up at the doorstep of LTHS High School between TPs and Folks.  The TPs fought hard in towns like Lagrange and Countryside but do to lack of recruitment they faded from the area by 1990.  In the early 90s the Players began to feud  with Latin Kings very heavily in cicero as the Latin Kings became more powerful  in Cicero, also in the early 90s the Players expanded to the Clearing district  in chicago.  In 1996 the Latin Counts and the police forced the Twelfth  Street Players to abondon their original set of Roosevelt and Austin.  The  Players lost other sets in Chicago as well.  In about 2000 or 2001 the  Twelfth Street Players came roaring back and reclaimed neighborhoods in Chicago  around 63rd street, which is an incredible accomplishment for a gang to be  removed from Chicago then force their way back in years later. The Twelfth  Street Players still mantain a presence in Cicero and Berwyn to this  day. </span></p>
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. Cicero,Illinois :
. Roosevelt Rd. to 14th & 61st ct.
. 18th & 61st
. Berwyn,Illinois :
. Roosevelt Rd. & Lombard “Bunnyside”
. 64th & Nottingham “Players Alley”
FORMER LOCATIONS
. Head Quarters: The Island , Cicero,IL
. Roosevelt Rd. & Austin
. 37th & East Ave. , Berwyn,IL
. 45th & Gage , Lyons,IL
. 62nd & Melvina (Hale Park)
. 62nd & Nagle
. 63rd & Normandy
. 63rd & Central , Parkside , Major
. Brookfield,IL
. Stickney,IL

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SPECIAL THANKS TO ZACH AKA ZOOK22 FOR THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION ON THE 12TH STREET PLAYERS

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” data-medium-file=”” data-large-file=”” />Today, there are only about 64,000 indigenous people living in Costa Rica, according to official reports. The Chorotega language, culture and community have been largely lost, except for the indigenous reserve of Matambú, located near the town of Nicoya. Some customs and traditions have survived, such as the production of ceramic pottery and figurines. Chorotegan pottery is famous in Costa Rica, and is still being made in the towns of Guaitil and San Vicente.

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TPN / ALMIGHTY TPN / PLAYERS

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ALMIGHTY DONT LIKE NOBODY

UNKNOWN

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<p align="center"><span style="font-family:Arial;">The Twelfth Street players started in the year  1972 on the corner of Roosevelt (12th street) and Austin in Cicero, IL.   The Twelfth Street Players are reported to be Cicero’s first street  gang.  The Twelfth Street Players soon grew to large numbers.  By the  early 1980s the Twelfth Street Players expanded their operations to Chicago  (mainly in the area where South Side Insane Popes and Latin Kings were).   In 1980 the Twelfth Street Players joined the People nation as a result  of their friendship with Latin Kings and South Side insane Popes.  In the  early 80s the Players became “first cousins” with the South Side Insane Popes  and the two gangs merged to become known as the “Player Popes” gang.  This  merge only lasted until about the mid-80s (2-4 years) then the two nations  wanted to do their own thing.  In 1987 the TPs expanded their operations to Cicero, Berwyn and Lyons.  They also arrived in Brookfield, and Countryside.  In these suburbs their main concern was a growing number of Two Two Boys and Two Sixs and alot of BGDs in Lagrange.  The conflicts ended up at the doorstep of LTHS High School between TPs and Folks.  The TPs fought hard in towns like Lagrange and Countryside but do to lack of recruitment they faded from the area by 1990.  In the early 90s the Players began to feud  with Latin Kings very heavily in cicero as the Latin Kings became more powerful  in Cicero, also in the early 90s the Players expanded to the Clearing district  in chicago.  In 1996 the Latin Counts and the police forced the Twelfth  Street Players to abondon their original set of Roosevelt and Austin.  The  Players lost other sets in Chicago as well.  In about 2000 or 2001 the  Twelfth Street Players came roaring back and reclaimed neighborhoods in Chicago  around 63rd street, which is an incredible accomplishment for a gang to be  removed from Chicago then force their way back in years later. The Twelfth  Street Players still mantain a presence in Cicero and Berwyn to this  day. </span></p>
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. Cicero,Illinois :
. Roosevelt Rd. to 14th & 61st ct.
. 18th & 61st
. Berwyn,Illinois :
. Roosevelt Rd. & Lombard “Bunnyside”
. 64th & Nottingham “Players Alley”
FORMER LOCATIONS
. Head Quarters: The Island , Cicero,IL
. Roosevelt Rd. & Austin
. 37th & East Ave. , Berwyn,IL
. 45th & Gage , Lyons,IL
. 62nd & Melvina (Hale Park)
. 62nd & Nagle
. 63rd & Normandy
. 63rd & Central , Parkside , Major
. Brookfield,IL
. Stickney,IL

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SPECIAL THANKS TO ZACH AKA ZOOK22 FOR THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION ON THE 12TH STREET PLAYERS

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” data-medium-file=”” data-large-file=”” />Visit Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula and the fascinating land of the Chorotega people when you stay at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa. The beautiful, luxury boutique hotel is located right on the Pacific Ocean at Santa Teresa Beach. Two-story poolside villas and elaborate beachfront bungalows are set in extravagant tropical gardens near a lovely free-form saltwater pool. Winner of Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice and Certificate of Excellence awards, Pranamar Villas offers you daily in-house yoga classes, regular yoga retreats and workshops, all-inclusive yoga vacations, front-yard surfing, and surfing and yoga holidays.

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