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Indigenous Communities from Peru

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Mashco-Piro

Indigenous Group Mashco-Piro (Also known as: Cujareno, Cujareno, "Mashco")
Location Peru, Alto Purus province, in the far west of the Peruvian Amazon jungle, Manu Park, Department of Madre de Dios. Cujar, Purus, Tahuamanu, Mishagua, and Piedras rivers
Estimated Population 20 to 100 (800, Tierramerica)
Environment Rainforest / Savannah / Swamp / Tropical
Lifestyle Nomadic
Subsistence Hunter / Gatherer / Fishing
Level of Assimilation Untouched
Language Family Mashco-Piro
Classification: Arawakan, Maipuran, Southern Maipuran, Purus
Alternative Names: Cujareno, Cujareno, "Mashco"

Dialects: About 60% inherent intelligibility of Yine. "Mashco" is a derogatory name
Website URLs Tierramerica, Article: Transitory Reserves for Mashco-Piro Indians
WWF, Large Indigenous communities receive protection in Peru
WWF, Peru - significant move to protect biodiversity and respect indigenous people's rights
Ethnologue Report, Mashco-Piro
Statement to the Secretary General, U N from Survival International
NGOs WWF
Survival International
Natural Resources Defence Council: Biogems
Amazon Alliance, for Indigenous and Traditional Peoples of the Amazon Basin

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