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Indigenous Communities from Peru

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Yanesha
Indigenous Group Yanesha (Also known as: Amuesha, Amuese, Amueixa, Amoishe, Amagues, Amage, Omage, Amajo, Lorenzo, Amuetamo, Amaje)
Location Peru, Central and eastern Pasco Region and Junín, western jungle, headwaters of the Pachitea and Perene rivers.
Estimated Population 9831 (2000, World Christian Database)
Environment Tropical Jungle, Valley
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Handicraft Sales / Animal Husbandry / Agriculture / Fishing / Hunter / Gatherer / Logging
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Yanesha
Classification: Arawakan, Maipuran, Western Maipuran
Alternative Names: Amuesha, Amuese, Amueixa, Amoishe, Amagues, Amage, Omage, Amajo, Lorenzo, Amuetamo, Amaje
Website URLs SIL Ethnologue
Wharton University, Article: Global Consulting Practicum Visits Remote Yanesha Community
CCSD, Development of Training Program with Yanesha community
Inter-American Development Bank, Article: Rights of Indigenous Groups over Natural Resources in Tropical Rainforests, (Lack of Security in the Yanesha Community effects Conservation Projects)
Peru Ecologico: Amuesha
Peru Ecologico: Yanesha
Redbook, Endangered Languages
NGOs Rainforest Alliance
Parks in Peril, The Nature Conservancy
PaTS Peru
Amazon Alliance
Aprodeh
Amazon Rivers - Management
Pronaturaleza
Parkswatch
FECONAYA - Federación de Comunidades Nativas Yanesha
UNAY - Unión Nativa Ashéninka - Yanesha

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