Jamamadi

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For the language, see Jamamadí language.
Jamamadí
Total population
882 (in 2010)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Brazil Brazil (Amazonas State)
Languages
Jamamadi, Portuguese
Related ethnic groups
Banawá people

The Jamamadí, also called the Yamamadi, Kanamanti, Jeoromitxi, Kapaná, and Kapinamari, are an indigenous people who live in Acre and Amazonas, Brazil.

They speak the Jamamadi language, part of the Arawá language family. Their territory is between the Juruá and Purus Rivers. The rubber booms of the 19th century brought non-Natives into their territory.[1]

They are a sedentary people, who hunt, gather, farm, fish, and sell handicrafts for subsistence.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jamamadi." Povos Indígenas no Brazil. (retrieved 20 Feb 2011)
  2. ^ "Indigenous Communities from Brazil: Jamamadi." Native Planet. (retrieved 20 Feb 2011)

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