Indigenous Group Puinave (Also known as: Puinabe; Puinare; Wanse; Makú; Puinávean; Puinave-Macú; Puinave-Maku; Puinaveano)
Location Venezuela, Amazonas State, Area of Guasuriapana and San Fernando de Atabapo
Estimated Population 240 (1975, SIL)
Environment Tropical Rainforest
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Fishing / Hunter
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional to Fairly Assimilated
Language Family Puinave
Language Isolate
Alternate names: Puinare, Wanse
Dialects: Ruhlen and others classify it as related to Macú
Website URLs Puinave: Orinoco Online
Ethnologue: Puinave, A language of Venezuela
In Venezuela, Words Spread Far and Wide
Venezuela and Indigenous Rights
Map of Indigenous Groups in Venezuela
Human Right’s Watch: Venezuela
Wikipedia: Puinavean languages
Geographical And Demographic Situation
Orinoco - The Life of the Indian Tribes of South Venezuela
NGOs Human Right’s Watch
World Wildlife Fund: Latin America
National counsel of the Indians of Venezuela (CONIVE)