or Wau·pés

[ wou-pes ]
/ waʊˈpɛs /


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

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

  • 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