Foto: Milton Guran, 1979

Manchineri

  • Autodenominação
    Yine
  • Where they are How many

    Bolivia15 (Censo Nacional, 2001)
    AC997 (Siasi/Sesai, 2012)
    Peru90 (INEI, 2007)
  • Linguistic family
    Aruak

Introduction

The Manchineri share with the Piro, in Peruvian Amazonia, the same Arawak language (from the Maipure branch) and much of their sociocosmological system, and can be considered groups that comprise or once comprised part of the same people. In Brazil, most of the Manchineri inhabit the Mamoadate Indigenous Territory, though there are still many families living in rubber extraction areas (seringais) in Acre, especially within the Chico Mendes Extractivist Reserve.