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Yanomami

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noun Ya·no·ma·mi \ˌyä-nō-ˈmä-mē\

Definition of Yanomami

plural

Yanomami

also

Yanomamis

or

Yanomamo

or

Yanomama

  1. 1 :  an indigenous people inhabiting the rain forests of southern Venezuela and northern Brazil; also :  a member of the Yanomami people

  2. 2 :  the family of four closely related languages spoken by the Yanomami



Variants of yanomami

also

Yanomamo

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Yanomama

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Origin and Etymology of yanomami

Yanomam i̵ (language of the western Yanomami) yanomam i̵, a self-designation


First Known Use: 1967


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