abayabainunknown water animal (possibly manatee)animal de agua desconocido (quizás manatí)heca, ninapichibota sontela caqi, ibine oyoma, cuyu, inereqeine homama, arecota, vchuco, siacatoco, ytorico chayoco, aquatiro l cunachuaco, chayoco abayco, caracasico, tanitoco, echacaco tococo. He provides us with fish in this water, and finished making the whale, the siacato, the alligator, the chayo, the aquatiro or cunachua, the chayo, the abay, the corvina, the tanito, the mullet, and the toco.1627 Cat 1.3Acuco, vtinale, aparota, naqua, mostachiqe, chapico, cuiuco, abayco acunaqua mosta [Fol 15v] hachiqe, moqe hachipileco, utinalamoqe. the moon is Utina, and therefore they worship it, they say, the idol, the fish, the abay, are all [gods] they believe; they say [there should be?] ceremonies, and they say that an animal is Utina.1627 Cat 1.24This animal appears on a list of creatures that live in the water. The quote that discusses idolatry lists fish and abay separately, suggesting that the abay is not a fish, but another kind of animal. Archaeological considerations suggest manatee as a possibility.1.6.1.5Water animalsConfident

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