Yanomami

noun
Ya·​no·​ma·​mi | \ˌyä-nō-ˈmä-mē \
variants: or less commonly Yanomamo \ˌyä-​nō-​ˈmä-​mō \ or Yanomama \ˌyä-​nō-​ˈmä-​mə \
plural Yanomami also Yanomamis or Yanomamo or Yanomama

Definition of Yanomami 

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

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

First Known Use of Yanomami

1967, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Yanomami

Yanomamɨ (language of the western Yanomami) yanomamɨ, a self-designation

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