The Amazon rainforest or Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle – A tropical rainforest in the Amazon biome covering 5,500,000 km2 in the basin with an estimated 390 billion individual trees. Nine nations share it: Brazil (60%), Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana.
La forêt amazonienne ou Amazonie ou Jungle amazonienne - Forêt tropicale humide située dans le biome de l’Amazone couvrant 5 500 000 km2 de son bassin, avec une population estimée à 390 milliards d’arbres. Elle concerne neuf nations : le Brésil (60%), le Pérou, la Colombie, le Venezuela, l'Équateur, la Bolivie, la Guyana, le Suriname et la Guyane française.Any suggestion, improvement…? Many thanks and please, contact us…
Kayapo people - A Brazilian Indigenous group from the plain lands of the Mato Grosso and Pará in Brazil, south of the Amazon Basin and along Rio Xingu and its tributaries. Kayapo is an exonym, as the autonym is Mebêngôkre, "the men from the water hole." Older men insert disks in their lower lips. Kayapo language, belongs to the Jê language family. A type of sweet potato is sometimes named "caiapo", after the tribe. As many other tribes, they are under the threat of environmental issues, and their claim was marked by an important demonstration they made during the Altamira Gathering five-day media conference (February 19 to 24, 1989) organized by the Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon.
Chief Raoni or Raoni Metuktire (ca. 1930-) - A chief (cacique) of the Kayapo people, famous for his fight for the preservation of the Amazon rainforest and indigenous cultures. Although he was formerly engaged in this struggle, he gained a considerable attention when Sting and a few others created around him and his projects the Rainforest Foundation (which later extended its help to three zones: Africa / Central and South America / Southeast Asia).
The Amazon was probably named after the Amazons of Greek mythology. Francisco de Orellana having fought with the Tapuyas, he noticed that the women of the tribe were fighting alongside the men, reminding him the custom of the antic women-warriors.