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Uruak
Indigenous Group Uruak (Also known as: Arutani)
Location Venezuela, Southern Bolívar State, Raúl Leoni Municipality, headwaters of the Paraqua and Uraricáa rivers
Estimated Population 39 (2002, SIL International)
Environment Forest / Tropical Lowlands
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Hunting / Fishing
Level of Assimilation Assimilated
Language Family Arutani (Language is nearly extinct and surviving members are intermarried with the Ninam and Pemon)
Classification: Arutani-Sape
Alternate Names: Auaqué, Auake, Awaké, Uruak, Urutani, Aoaqui, Oewaku

Dialects: none
Website URLs Ethnologue, Arutani: A Language of Venezuela
Map of Indigenous Languages of Venezuela
Wikipedia: Bolívar State
UNDP: The Struggle Over Electric Transmission Line to Brazil: Lessons from the Indigenous Conflict in Venezuela
Venezuela and Indigenous Rights
Tapir Gallery : Mining in Bolívar State
NGOs None found

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