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Published on 01 Aug 2014 | over 2 years ago

A group of indigenous Amazon people is filmed emerging from the Brazilian rainforest and making contact with the outside world.

FUNAI, Brazil's Indigenous Affairs Department, has released footage of the meeting.

Isolated indigenous tribe make contact with outside world in Brazil
Video shows loincloth-wearing men from Panoan linguistic group accepting bunches of bananas from a group from a local village

Isolated native people wearing loincloths and carrying bows and arrows have emerged from the Amazon rainforest and made contact with the outside world in a video released by Brazil's indigenous authority.

The video shows indigenous people from the Panoan linguistic group making contact with the Ashaninka native people of northern Brazil along the banks of the Envira River, near the Peruvian border.

In one scene, an ethnic Ashaninka in athletic shorts gives bananas to two loincloth-clad natives who appear wary of approaching, quickly grabbing the fruit and then retreating out of arm's reach.
Brazilian experts said the indigenous people likely crossed the border from Peru facing pressure from illegal logging and drug trafficking at home.

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