Definitions

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  • adj. Not contacted.
  • adj. Completely isolated from other cultures.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ contacted

Examples

  • Peru is home to one of the world's largest populations of so-called uncontacted tribes, advocacy groups say.

    Analysis: Peru's indigenous losing faith in reformed Humala

  • Survival International says more than 100 so-called uncontacted tribes still exist worldwide.

    CNN Transcript May 30, 2008

  • BLACK: Anthropologist says he's been unsure about the existence of so-called uncontacted tribes.

    CNN Transcript May 30, 2008

  • Survivor International says more than 100 so - called uncontacted tribes still exist worldwide.

    CNN Transcript May 30, 2008

  • The British-based group provided the photos exactly a year after releasing aerial photos from Brazil of another tribe classified as uncontacted, one of about 100 such groups it says exist around the world.

    The Seattle Times

  • And there are likely many other "uncontacted" tribes in the region too.

    Boing Boing

  • The dispute over the photographs stemmed from confusion over the meaning of "uncontacted," as these groups are commonly designated.

    David Grann: The Truth about the Lost Amazon Tribe "Hoax"

  • The reason these tribes are classified as "uncontacted" is because they have retreated into the jungle and consciously avoided any interaction with settlers -- an interaction that has frequently led to the extinction of Amazonian tribes.

    David Grann: The Truth about the Lost Amazon Tribe "Hoax"

  • "We put the photos out because if things continue the way they are going, these people are going to disappear," said Jose Carlos Meirelles, who co-ordinates government efforts to protect four "uncontacted" tribes for Brazil's National Indian Foundation.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • The tiny Jururei tribe numbers only 8 or 10, and is the second "uncontacted" group to be threatened by loggers this month, after a judge approved cutting in an area of the jungle called Rio Pardo.

    Courage:

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