Amahuaca

Amahuaca

The Amahuaca are an indigenous people who are hunters,farmers and domestic servants.The Amahuaca have genrally lived in the Urubamba Valley of Peru.

About Amahuaca

The Amahuaca or Amhuaca are indigenous peoples of the southeastern Amazon Basin in Peru and Brazil. Isolated until the 18th century, they are currently under threat from ecological devastation, disease and violence brought by oil extractors and illegal loggers. In 1998 they numbered about 520. The largest community of the Amahuaca is in Puerto Varadero, a jungle community on the Peruvian_Brazilian border.

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