The Yanoama are foraging horticulturalists living in the dense tropical forest of South America. Their language is not affiliated with any major South American language family. Yanoama are egalitarian and live in large circular communal dwellings. There is some status differentiation based on age, sex, and personal accomplishments within combat, oration, and shamanism. Endemic feuding and warfare has marked inter-village relations.
- South America
- Amazon and Orinoco