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Uaupés

or Wau·pés

[ wou-pes ]
/ waʊˈpɛs /
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noun

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.

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

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

    The Spanish Pioneers|Charles F. Lummis
  • The Uaupes on the Napo, according to Wallace, will not eat peccari meat.

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