American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of a South American Indian people living in widely scattered villages along the Brazil-Venezuela border.
- n. The language of the Yanomami.
“A scholar of indigenous languages in South America discerned that the language was a relatively unknown dialect called Yanomami.”
“Survival's real fear is that this is going to spread rapidly ... because the Yanomami are a relatively isolated people," said Watson, who has visited Yanomami villages previously.”
“Yanomami' means" Big Chin, "explains tribal leader Ninam Sanuma.”
“Delfim added that this would have an impact on Brazil because the territories of at least one tribe, the Yanomami Indians spills over the Venezuela-Brazil border.”
“Among the Yanomami, true levels of warfare are subject to passionate debate among anthropologists.”
“The seven cultures listed on Pinker's chart are the Jivaro, two branches of Yanomami, the Mae Enga, Dugum Dani, Murngin, Huli, and Gebusi.”
“The language spoken by the tribe that played a critical and dramatic role in Dragonfly was—you guessed it—Yanomami!”
“How would one translate this story to a member of the Yanomami people?”
“Psychotherapists like me see the benefits of prosperity in the lives of the people we treat, and social scientists have documented it in studies of every kind of culture, from the Yanomami of Amazonia to the U.S. in the 1950s.”
“Survival International reported, “[the Yanomami] say they are prepared to use bows and arrows to expel the invaders themselves if the authorities do not take immediate action.””
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