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Tobas, a South American people still dominant on the banks of the Pilcomayo, Gran Chaco (parts of Bolivia and Paraguay). They are a fierce, savage tribe, much dreaded by all the surrounding populations. All efforts to reduce them have hitherto failed, and in 1882 Crevaux and all his companions were massacred by the Tobas while attempting to reach Paraguay from Bolivia by the Pilcomayo route.