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The Yanomami are a group of indigenous people who live in some 200–250 villages in the Amazon rainforest on the border between Venezuela and Brazil. They are one of the indigenous groups that still live in traditional ways. This is because they were isolated from the rest of the world, in the middle of the Amazon rainforest for thousands of years.


Viriunaveteri, Venezuela. Yanomami indians on the casiciare river ..The village of Viriunaveteri consists of 15 huts around a muddy square. It's situated in the Venezuelan Amazone several days by boat from the nearest town. This community on the banks of the Casiquiare is one of the few Yanomami villages that actually has some contact with the outside world. Most other tribes live deeper in the jungle. Photo: Ronald de Hommel


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man in the Amazon, photo by Cristina Mittermeier. Indigenous peoples of the Amazon continue to be "endangered," by deforestation, oil development, mining, and encroachments from farmers. Supporting the Amazonian rainforest, needs to support its indigenous peoples too. #faces #world #people More


Yanomami -- meaning human being -- refers to the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest who live on the border between Venezuela and Brazil