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The Yawalapiti are an indigenous tribe in the Amazonian Basin of Brazil. The village Yawalapiti is situated more to the south, between the Tuatuari and Kuluene River. Their population in 2011 was 156,down from a 2010 population of 237.
The first historical contact between the Yawalapiti and Europeans occurred in 1887, when they had been visited by Karl von den Steinen's expedition.
In this photo: Yawalapiti tribe members catch fish in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, Brazil May 7, 2012. Reuters