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  • n. A traditional communal hut built by the Yanomamo, traditionally of thatched palm leaves and wood and divided into areas for different family units.


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  • By this I mean that had Baby Billy been dropped off in the heart of the Amazon rainforest and raised by Yanomami tribesmen (and according to my mother there were times when I was in real danger of this happening), I would have spent my youth learning to hunt monkeys with my bow and 6ft. long arrows, and generally hanging around the shabono sleeping in till almost 6am.

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