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    Dominicana On Line - El Portal de la República Dominicana

    Social stratification

    First settlers of the island of Santo Domingo

    Diet

    Housing and pottery

    Social stratification

    Political Division

    Family and succession

    Religion, myths and rites


     

     

    •  Naborías.  These people considered below the common population.  They were servants that worked to maintain the wealth of the governing or “principal” classes (caciques, nitaínos and behíques).  It is thought that they were the descendants of the Igneris conquered by the people that became part of the Taino culture.  
    • Common people.  Their goods were considered collective.
    • Behíques.  Part of the upper class, they were priests that acted as intermediaries between men and the gods; also healers or witchdoctors.
    • Nitaínos.  Part of the upper class; assisted the caciques.
    • Caciques.  Political chiefs, each had under his command a determined jurisdiction or territory.

     

     

     











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