30 December 2011 / by Radmila Gurkova

The Uncontacted Amazon Tribe of Western Brazil


Brazil monitors many tribes from the air and campaigners are now saying that these “uncontacted” tribes, who have limited or no dealings from the ‘outside world’ are now being pushed further into the forest due to the rise of illegal logging and drug farming from the Peruvian side of the border.

Survival International – says that new pictures taken show one of the “uncontacted groups”  to be in good health with baskets full of Manioc and Papaya grown in their own communal gardens.


  • Would a tribal person survive in our world?

  • What lives and grows in a forest?

  • Do you know what tribes are?


Word Image Definition Example Listen
Campaign   A series of activities with an objective. Sales campaigns, advertising campaigns, political campaigns. Listen
Aerial Inhabiting or frequenting the air Aerial creatures flying high Listen 
Communal   Used or shared in common by everyone in a group A communal jug of wine.  Listen 
 Tribe A specific class or group of persons When are you and your tribe going to come for a visit?  Listen 
 Illegal Against the law Euthanasia is illegal in many countries. Listen 
 Isolated   To set or place apart; detach or separate so as to be alone The sick man was in isolation Listen
 Monitor   To watch closely He had to monitor there every move.  Listen 
 Indigenous Original inhabitant The plants indigenous to Canada; the indigenous peoples of southern Africa.  Listen 


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