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Tukano

South Americaother subsistence combinations

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The Tukano are a group of tribes speaking languages of the Eastern Tukanoan language family. They occupy the tropical forest areas of the Comisaría del Vaupés, a region roughly the size of New England within southeastern Colombia and northwestern Brazil. Tukano subsistence activities include fishing, hunting, collecting, and horticulture. First contact with Spanish fortune hunters in the mid-16th Century was followed by mission work from several different orders up to the 20th Century. The late 19th Century saw a flurry of nativistic movements.

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Region
  • South America
Subregion
  • Amazon and Orinoco
Subsistence Type
  • other subsistence combinations
Samples
Countries
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
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