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Meet the first woman to contact one of the world’s most isolated tribes

Anthropologist Madhumala Chattopadhyay floated coconuts to the Sentinelese in an unusually friendly exchange with a tribe hostile to outsiders. The recent death of an American missionary on North Sentinel Island has put the remote island in the Bay of Bengal, officially off-limits to most...

Yanomami Indians of Brazil

  ‘Yanomami’ means ‘Human Being’   National Geographic – November 22, 2016 Spectacular new images of an uncontacted indigenous village in Brazil are stirring pleas from tribal leaders and rights advocates for government intervention to protect the settlement from...

This Amazon tribe lived without the outside world.

Ricardo Stuckert’s astounding images reminded me of my experiences meeting isolated indigenous people. With living space diminishing, their future is in peril   ‘The tribe portrayed in Stuckert’s pictures continue to appear to want to shun the outside world.’ Photograph: Ricardo Stuckert...

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...

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...