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Regions with significant populations
 Bolivia15 (2001)[1]
 Brazil ( Acre)937 (2004)[1]
 Peru90 (2007)[1]
Related ethnic groups
Mashco-Piro and Yine[3]

The Machinere are an indigenous people of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru. They live along the Acre River in Bolivia.[2] In Brazil they mostly live in the Mamoadate Indigenous Territory, although some live in the Chico Mendes Extractivist Reserve, both in Acre.[1]


Besides Machinere, they are also called Machineri,[1] Manchinere, Manchineri, Manitenére, Manitenerí, and Maxinéri.[2]


Machinere people speak the Machinere language, which is a Piro language and part of the Southern Maipuran language family. It is written in the Latin script. The Bible was translated in Machinere in 1960.[2] The language is highly similar to the Yine language.[1]

Economy and subsistence[edit]

Machinere people hunt, fish, and farm using the swidden method. They grow crops of maize, manioc, rice, papaya, peanut, pumpkin, sugarcane, and sweet potato.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Manchineri: Introduction." Povos Indígenas no Brasil. Retrieved 20 Feb 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Machinere." Ethnologue. Retrieved 20 Feb 2012.
  3. ^ Machinere Indian Language (Maxinéri)." Native Languages. 20 Feb 2012.
  4. ^ "Manchineri: Productive activities." Povos Indígenas no Brasil. Retrieved 20 Feb 2012.