Harakmbut

Introduction

Harakmbut

The Harakmbut (also known as the “Arakmbut”) are one of three distinct Indigenous Peoples in Southeastern Peru.

When they were first contacted by members of the Dominican Order (a Catholic religious order) in 1940, the Harakmbut’s population was estimated to be about 30,000 people.

Today, there are about 5,000 Harakmbut, all of whom can be found in the Madre de Dios Region near the Brazilian border.

 
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