Foto: Oiara Bonilla, 2002

Paumari

  • Autodenominação
    Pamoari
  • Where they are How many

    AM1.804 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family
    Arawá

Introduction

The Paumari are known as the "nomads of the Purus" due to the impressing mobility of their local groups and their traditional dwellings built upon rafts called flutuantes ("floatings"). Being fishermen of the river flood plains, the Paumari are one of the few indigenous peoples of the middle Purus River who succeeded to survive without armed conflicts the two rubber booms, which crushed other indigenous peoples of the region in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.