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Ya·no·ma·mi

 (yä′nə-mä′mē) or Ya·no·ma·mo (-mō′)
n. pl. Yanomami or Ya·no·ma·mis or Yanomamo or Ya·no·ma·mos
1. A member of a South American Indian people living in widely scattered villages along the Brazil-Venezuela border.
2. The language of the Yanomami.

[Yanomami yąnomamö, human being.]
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Ya•no•ma•mi

(ˌyɑ nəˈmɑ mi)
n., pl. -mis, (esp. collectively) -mi for 1.
1. a member of any of a group of American Indian peoples of S Venezuela and adjacent parts of Brazil.
2. the family of four languages spoken by these peoples.
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