or Wau·pés



a river in S central Colombia, where it rises and is called the Vaupes, flowing in NW Brazil E and SE to the Rio Negro River. 500 miles (805 km) long. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for uaupes

Historical Examples of uaupes

  • The Uaupes on the Napo, according to Wallace, will not eat peccari meat.

  • They met some very numerous and warlike tribes, most conspicuous of which were the Uaupes.

    The Spanish Pioneers

    Charles F. Lummis

  • If any woman of the Uaupes tribe happens to see the masks used in the tribal ceremony she is put to death.

    Taboo and Genetics

    Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard

  • The Uaupes in the Amazons incinerate a corpse a month after death, pound up the ashes, and mix them with their fermented drink.