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The population of the Waipai tribe in the Brazilian Amazon

The population of the Waipai tribe in the Brazilian Amazon
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Key Info
  • The population of the Waipai tribe in the Brazilian Amazon
  • Duration: 00:51
  • The indigenous Waipai tribe live in the Amazonian rainforest. There are 615 Waipai living in 30 villages. The Waipai way of life has been changed by contact with the outside world. Western people brought new diseases to the area, which threatened the existence of the tribe.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    People and the Environment: Tribes

  • Keywords: Amazon, tribe, indigenous, Waipai, village, tradition, culture, disease
Ideas for use in class
  • This short clip could be used to introduce a topic on Amazonian Indians.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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