(also Yanomamö /ˈjanəˌmɑːməʊ/)
noun (plural same)
1A member of an indigenous people living mainly in the forests of southern Venezuela and northern Brazil.
- Well some Yanomami have said that they don't ever want to see Chagnon in their village again.
- On a hunting trip, our Yanomami guides seemed nervous as we reached a sandy area in front of some rocks.
- To this end, as Ginsburg notes, his last major project was devoted to teaching the Yanomami to make their own videos.
2 [mass noun] Either of the two related languages of the Yanomami.
- It was French anthropologist Bruce Albert, one of the few to speak Yanomami, who provided definitive evidence that 13 Indians had been killed.
Relating to the Yanomami or their language.
- In this significant book, Jan Rocha tells the story of the brutal massacre of Yanomami Indians in the Amazon rainforest by Brazilian garimpeiros (gold miners).
- Patrick Tierney's latest book ‘Darkness in El Dorado’ presents compelling evidence linking the anthropologists and journalists who visited the area to the sudden downfall of Yanomami culture.
- Even when not fighting, Yanomami leaders spent much of their time under the influence of hallucinogenic snuff, summoning up blood-curdling spirits to pursue their vendettas by magic.
The name in Yanomami, literally 'people'.
Words that rhyme with Yanomamiarmy, balmy, barmy, gourami, macramé, origami, palmy, pastrami, salami, smarmy, swami, tsunami
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