Chayantaka territory is located in the eastern range of the Bolivian Andes, generally between 3,200 and 4,000 meters above sea level, with some peaks also reaching up to 4,400 meters. There are few extensive flat spaces (altiplano); the topography is for the most part precipitous, with many narrow valleys and ravines between high ridges.
Chayantaka engage in a mixed regime of agriculture and pastoralism.
The household is the basic economic unit, and at times of intensive
work people rely on extended kinship networks.
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