Yanomami

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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.]

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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Similar arrangements exist in other parts of the country; in 1992, the Brazilian government set aside an area of rainforest for the Yanomani indians, protecting it from miners, but the indians have yet to be granted land rights; Nelson Mandela opened the World Parks Congress in South Africa last September, where the presence of more than 120 indigenous groups ensured that the land rights in protected areas issue was on the agenda
There, earlier this year, their activities came into conflict with the indigenous Yanomani indians and caused an international outcry.