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Kayapo people

Leader of the Kayapó nation, Akiaboro Kayapó Total population: 8,638 (2010) Regions with significant populations: Brazil (Mato Grosso, Pará) Languages: Kayapo language The Kayapo people are indigenous peoples in Brazil who inhabit a vast area spreading across the states of Pará and Mato...

Color of earth and blood: the Himba of Namibia

  NAMIBIA has a stark beauty in its land, which stretches from the Skeleton Coast to the arid landscapes of Kokoland and towering dunes of the ancient Susuvlei desert. The country is also home to diverse religions, languages, and cultures, which have found a way to thrive in this unique...

5 interesting facts about the Himba

  All over Africa there are tribes who respect and live according to the traditions of their ancestors. Examples include the Maasai tribe in Kenya, the Pygmies in Congo or the many tribes that call the Dogon Valley in Mali their home. However, the one that intrigues me the most is the Himba tribe...

Namibia’s Himba people caught between traditions and modernity

Image captionHimba women apply red-coloured ochre on their skin as a daily beautification ritual Having survived genocide by German troops in the 1900s, Namibia’s Himba people are now facing a bigger threat to their way of life – encroaching modernity. Little has changed in Omuhoro...

Sweden by train: from Stockholm to Oslo

 Wetlands at the wildlife reserve at Oset, Örebro Book room: When most people think of Scandinavian travel, they picture fjords, mountains and the dramatic landscapes of the Arctic Circle. But for a slice of authentic Nordic life, consider the lesser-explored central part of Sweden connecting its...

Amazon River

Amazon River, Portuguese Rio Amazonas, Spanish Río Amazonas, also called Río Marañón and Rio Solimões, the greatest river of South America and the largest drainage system in the world in terms of the volume of its flow and the area of its basin. The total length of the river—as...

Amazon tribe that faced annihilation prepares for ‘war’

  A Waiapi family poses for a photograph at the Waiapi Indigenous Territory in Brazil’s Amapa State on Oct. 14. Tzako Waiapi remembers perfectly the day he first stumbled across white men while hunting in the Amazon rain forest: within months nearly everyone he knew had died of a mysterious...

Waiapi tribe of the Amazon forced to defend their homes from miners

The tribe still uses bows and arrows for hunting. – Photos: AFP   Waiapi tribe of the Amazon forced to defend their homes from miners 9th-century Brazilian library looks straight out of Harry Potter They appear silently, seemingly from nowhere: a dozen figures, naked except for bright red...

Remote Amazon tribe tries to straddle two worlds

Waiapi boys play football in the Manilha village. The Waiapi are one of the most traditional tribes in Brazil’s Amazon, but modern life is getting closer – and the forest dwellers are learning how to navigate between two worlds Transfixed, tribal villagers in Brazil’s Amazon...

There are about 305 tribes living in Brazil today

There are about 305 tribes living in Brazil today, totaling around 900,000 people, or 0.4% of Brazil’s population. The government has recognized 690 territories for its indigenous population, covering about 13% of Brazil’s land mass. Nearly all of this reserved land (98.5%) lies in the Amazon....