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ISBN-13: 9783110178692

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His untimely death in May 1999 is a tragic loss to many people in the region. Whenever we were in Vilhena, we visited him. As we were focusing almost all our attention on the life of the Indians and had very little time for Brazilian life we would never have learnt so much about Brazil and the Brazilians without him and his family. I always left the photocopies of my A4 size 18 1. Introduction note books with him, since I could not afford to lose them. In Vilhena I also developed my films because photos served as excellent presents for the Indians.

The town, and the surrounding region, became an independent municipality in 1996. Before that date, it was part of the municipality of Vilhena. 000 inhabitants in the southeastern corner of Rondônia, situated on the BR-364 highway half-way between Cuiabá and Porto Velho. 10 1. i Uhu'nei who already lived in the area since the late 1960’s, were unexpectedly rediscovered in 1979. The Latundê, who have no information on how long they have inhabited the region, were first contacted by Westerners in 1976 (Galvão 1980, Price 1977, Telles 2002a).

With its rivers, its tropical rainforests and its elevation of between 150 and 650 metres, Rondônia belongs to the Amazonian lowlands. Rondônia is part of the greater Guaporé region, which represents one of the linguistically most diverse parts of South America. This region covers the tropical lowlands of North-Eastern Bolivia and the centre-West of Brazil. e. languages which do not belong to any known stock, and which therefore form single-member stocks by themselves. The concentration of this diversity, and the time depth between the members of the various stocks, indicate that the Guaporé region may have been one of the starting points of the dispersal of South American peoples (cf.

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