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chachi

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on 18 December 2012

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Transcript of chachi

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Culture of Ecuador CHACHI Backround Indigenous tribe also known as the Cayapas.

One of the few aboriginal groups left in the region

Live in coastal lowlands of western Ecuador known as the Esmeralda Region.

Number from 3,000 to 5,000 people. Origin Environment The Chachi live in low lying riverside communities
They live on the banks of the river in small family groups Lifestyle Assimilation Rights They do not seem to be treated fairly
land is being taking
Many organizations to help not just the Chachis, but other Latin American tribes They believe themselves to be from the Andean highlands people.
Their language, Palaachi was derived from the neighboring Tsachilla people
Its name derives from the word "Cayapa" in Tupi-Caribbean language means "Salteadores of Montes'. By: Scott, Adam and Daniel Chachi people They mainly live off of farming, fishing, and hunting
They produce a lot of timber because they are in the jungle Pressure from outside world They are located on prime timber company spots
They are under a lot of pressure from those outside companies to give up their land
Threatens the way of the Chachi and the surrounding ecology The End They assimilate at a very limited level
They sell goods to other people not in the community
Because of land being taken away they are being forced to find other means of income
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