Panama

Ngobe-Bugle Comarca


Ngobe-Bugle Comarca of Panama is made up of portions of Chiriqui Province, Veraguas Province and Bocas del Toro Province. It is inhabited by the Ngobe-Bugle (formerly Guaymi), which are Panama's largest Indigenous group with around 164,000 members. They were once known as fierce warriors, who wore an ornament called the Chaquira. The Chaquira remains a symbol of their culture, but is now sophisticated hand-beaded jewelry that is a source of income for the tribe.