The word, Tribe, is one of the many identities of a country, such as in Brazil. As one of the countries that have tropical regions and seasons, Brazil has a lot of tropical forests which are home to some primitive tribes in Brazil. These tribes most live in the Amazon rainforest. Below are some primitive tribes that can be found in Brazil:
- Awá-Guajá Tribe
The Awá-Guajá tribe is a group who live in the Maranhao forest. According to records, this tribe is endangered and current estimates state that the population is only about 355. The Awa-Guaja was the last nomadic tribe in Brazil. They are known for their love of smiling. They speak using a body language called Tupi-Guarani and live in small groups.
- Xingu Tribe
The Xingu people represent 15 different tribes in Brazil. They live around the Xingu river, which is 1,979 km long. Other ethnic groups also live along the Xingu river. But of these tribes, the Xingu are the only tribe that still retain their traditional dress in everyday life, despite technological advances that have entered the area.
- Zoe Tribe
The Zoe tribe live in the interior of the Amazon. They wear a wooden plug in their lower lip, called Poturu. This has become the way to identify for them. The Zoe do not wear any clothes, but the women do wear elaborate headdresses and paint their bodies with a red paste. They sleep in hammocks tied to a thatched hut without walls. Both men and women can have multiple spouses.
- Ya̧nomamö or YanomamɨTribe
The Yanomamɨ tribe live in the Amazon rain forest region, on the border between Brazil and Venezuela. The Yanomami home is called Yanos or Shabonos. It is built using materials from the forest, like leaves, vines and tree trunks. They eat birds, monkeys, wild honey, nuts and insect larvae.
- Naua Tribe
The Naua tribe live in the interior of Brazil. Their existence is endangered due to the outbreak of disease and slavery. Although many feel the Naua rights and land should be restored, the government turned their land into a national park. The Naua say they should not have to give up their land as it has always been their home.
- Amondawa Tribe
The Amondawa people live in the Amazon jungle in the settlements of Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau. They make up various ethnic groups, namely the Amondawa, Jupaú and Uru Pa. One unique thing about them is that they have no concept of time or dates. They have no word for “time”, “week”, “month”, or “year” in their language!
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