are about 60 million indigenous rainforest
people in the world.
tribal lifestyle hunting and
gathering, some have started growing vegetables and visit nearby towns
to buy some supplies.
They all have a great
and because they depend on it, they are instinctive conservationists.
The traditional lifestyle of these people is threatened by rainforest
Rainforest People of
America: South America
most famous tribal people in South
are Yanomami, who live in
Amazon rainforests. Others include Asháninka, Awá, Ayoreo, Bora,
Bororo, Chayahuita, Cocama-Cocamilla, Embera, Enxet, Jivaroan, Guaraní,
Korubu, Kuna, Makuxi, Mapuche, Matis, Matsés, Nukak, Nasa, Secoya,
Tapirape, Ticuna, Tukano, Tupi, Urarina, U'wa, Yora, Wichí, Warao and
Rainforest People of Africa:
Central and Western Africa
the most famous tribal people are Pygmies, who
live in the deep jungles of central and western Africa. Other central
and western African tribal people include Baka, Balengue, Benga, Bubi,
Combe, Duala, Beti-Pahuin, and Ogoni people.
Rainforest People of Asia: India
and Surrounding Countries
The tribes in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the surrounding
islands include Adivasi, Kisan Tribals, Nicobari, Shompen,
Pashtun, Wanniyala-Aetto, Naga, Kalasha of Chitral, Khasi-Jaintia,
Devis, and Giraavaru people.
People of Asia:
South-east Asia The
tribes of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia,
Borneo, Philippines, Indonesia and southern China include Akha, Bajau,
Degar, Hmong, Igorot, Karen, Lahu, Lisu, Lumad, Mangyan, Negrito and
People of New Guinea
With hundreds of different tribes and clans, New Guinea is the
number one country (Papua
New Guinea and the
Indonesian province of West Papua) in
the world when it comes to number of languages and variety of tribal
cultures. It is one of the few countries in the world where tribal
people still are the majority of population. It is also the
country where cannibalism was still practiced until 1973.
People of Australia
There are two kinds of indigenous people in Australia:
Aboriginal people, and Torres Strait Islanders. Australian
People used to belong to hundreds of different clans and
spoke at least
different languages. Although large parts of Australia used to be
covered in rainforests, only pockets remain today, the largest being
the tropical rainforests of north Queensland, known for Tjapukai
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