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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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(36.) See Yanomami, The Name Yanomani, Povos Indigenas No Brasil, http:// pib.
Pressured by national public opinion concerning, for instance, the Candelaria (35) and Yanomani (36) massacres, as well as influenced by global echoes from the Vienna Conference on Human Rights (1993), (37) the Franco Administration attempted to conduct serious reforms regarding human rights programmes and policies, including measures such as the launching of a National Programme for the Promotion of Citizenship and to Combat Violence, (38) the reorganization and re-structuring of the Council for the Defence of the Rights of the Human Person (39), and a set of bills.
E entao eu quero que voce disponibilize pra ele o meu aviao Bandeirante, pra eles irem visitar os Yanomani. E quero que avise tambem o dotor Pereira pra ir com eles.
(23) Subsequent to this decision, the Report on the Human Rights Situation in Brazil noted little improvement in the situation of the Yanomani. It continued with the Commission reaffirming its support for special protections for Indigenous Peoples noting that existing measures were inadequate in light of "the ever-continuing usurpation of their possessions and rights." Report on the Human Rights Situation in Brazil (1997), O.A.S.
Follows a historical documentation of how the Europeans influenced the discovery of medicinal plants from Africa and a chapter about Amazonian Indians including only information on arrow poisons, narcotics and stimulants used by the Yanomani and other Amazonian tribes.