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Yanomami: Indigenous People of the Amazon

The Yanomami people live in the forested mountains of northern Brazil and southern Venezuela. Their territory in Brazil is twice the size of Switzerland and over 9.6 million hectares, while in Venezuela they live in the 8.2 million hectare Alto Orinoco Casiquiare...

Matsés: Indigenous People of the Amazon

The Matsés tribe has always lived on the shores of the Yaquerana River, which marks the international border between Brazil and Peru. The estimated 2,200 who live on the border depend on the river and local animals for food but also grow crops such as plantain and...

Guarani: Indigenous People of the Amazon

Today the Guarani people can be found living in seven of the states in Brazil, with many others living in the neighboring countries of Bolivia, Paraguay, and Argentina. The population of 51,000 is divided into three groups: Kaiowá, Ñandeva and M’byá. The largest is...

Enawene Nawe: Indigenous People of the Amazon

In Western Brazil in the state of Mato Grosso, the Enawene Nawe tribe has been living and fishing for hundreds of years. When they were first contacted in 1974 by an expedition led by Jesuit Thomaz de Aguino Lisboa, there were only about 97 individuals. Today their...