Indigenous Group Chamacoco (Also known as: Ishiro, Jeywo)
Location Paraguay, North-eastern Chaco, Eastern Alto Paraguay Department, Puerto Bahia Negra, Puerta Diana, Puerta Esperanza, Dos Estrellas, Potreriro, Fuerte Olimpo, along the Paraguay River
Estimated Population 1,800 (1991, SIL International)
Environment Arid / Lowland
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic
Subsistence Hunter / Gatherer / Agriculture / Paid Labor / Handicraft Sales
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Chamacoco
Classification: Zamucoan
Alternate names: Ishiro, Jeywo
Dialects: Chamacoco Bravo (Tomaraho, Tomaraxa), Ebitoso (Ishiro)
Website URLs Ethnologue: Chamacoco, A Language of Paraguay
Cultural Survival: Indigenous struggle for land
Tierra Viva: Reports on Human Rights in Paraguay
Ethnographic Museum : Indigenous groups of Paraguay
International Development Research Centre
NGOs Earthwatch
World Wild Life Fund
Cultural Survival Organisation