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Indigenous Communities from Venezuela

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Hoti
Indigenous Group Hoti (Also known as: Yuwana, Yoana, Yuana, WaruWaru, Wadu Wadu, Chicano, Chikano, Joto, Jodi)
Location Venezuela, Bolivar and Amazonas States, middle-superior basin of the Orinoco, northeast of the Escudo Guayanés
Estimated Population 900 (2006, Wikipedia)
Environment Rainforest, Tropical, Riverine
Lifestyle Semi-nomadic
Subsistence Hunter / Gatherer / Agriculture / Trade
Level of Assimilation Nearly Untouched
Language Family Yuwana
Classification: Unclassified
Alternate Names: Yoana, Yuana, Waruwaru, Chicano, Chikano, Joti, Jodi, Hoti

Dialects: There are linguistic similarities to Yanomamö and Piaroa (Salivan).
Website URLs Ethnologue, Yuwana: A Language of Venezuela
Ethnologue, Language Maps of Venezuela
Orinoco Online: Hoti Culture
Forest Peoples: The Upper Caura, Venezuela
WRI – World Resources Institute: ‘Indigenous Communities and Forest Activities’
Hoti Indian Image
Wikipedia – Hoti People
The Amazon Conservation Team - 2003 Annual Report
The Managing of the Rainforest by Amazonian Hunter-Gatherers – Article Abstract
NGOs WRI – World Resources Institute
Forest Peoples Programme
Amazon Conservation Team (ACT)

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