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  • proper n. The only nonextinct member of the Bororoan language family, spoken in the Central Mato Grosso region of Brazil.


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  • For the Bororo an Indian people from Brazil… a man is not an individual but a… part of a sociological universe: the village which has existed from the beginning of time, side by side with the physical universe, which is itself composed of animate beings—celestial bodies and meteorological phenomena.4

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • The people who live on the north are called Baroro, and their country Bororo.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • And some of his analyses, such as his analysis of the Bororo (Tristes Tropiques, pp. 214-231) would seem to constitute evidence in support of this claim.


  • Tristes Tropiques offers a record of his encounters with these tribes — the nomadic, missionary - murdering Nambikwara, the Tupi-Kawahib whom no white man had ever seen before, the materially splendid Bororo, the ceremonious Caduveo who produce huge amounts of abstract painting and sculpture.

    A Hero of our Time

  • A whole Bororo village has been thrown into a panic and nearly deserted because somebody had dreamed that he saw enemies stealthily approaching it.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • The Bororo are firmly persuaded that were any man to touch unconsecrated maize or meat, before the ceremony had been completed, he and his whole tribe would perish.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • (Sulu Archipelago) _buhuc_; in Bororo it was _akkao_, which might easily be a corruption of the two former words.

    Across Unknown South America

  • A male jaguar, they said, had married a Bororo woman.

    Across Unknown South America

  • The Bororos divided themselves into two separate families -- the Bororo

    Across Unknown South America

  • The colour of the iris of the Bororo eye was brown, with considerable discoloration around its outer periphery, and especially in the upper part, where it was covered by the lid.

    Across Unknown South America


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