Indigenous Peoples_

Madre de Dios is characterized by an ethnic and cultural diversity personified by men who have inhabited these lands for some 3,000 years and belong to seven linguistic groups.

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The original peoples of Madre de Dios are:

AMAHUACA

Pano linguistic family and are found in the Piedras basin.

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YINE

Arawak linguistic family, they are located in the extreme west of the department, in the Manu National Park.

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MATSIGENKA

Arawak linguistic family, they are located in the extreme west of the department, in the Manu National Park.

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KICHWA RUNA

They inhabit the Madre de Dios basin.

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SHIPIBO

They live in the province of Tambopata on the Madre de Dios River.

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ESE EJAS

Tacana linguistic family inhabit the lower part of the Madre de Dios River. Tambopata Sonene and Beni on the border with Bolivia.

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HARAKBUT

Integrated by seven groups the Arakbut, Arasaeri, Pikirieri, Sapiteri, Toyeri, Huachiperi and Kusamberi. They inhabit the basins of the Colorado, high Madre de Dios. Pukiri and Inambari.

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