People With No Outside Contact

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

There is no way of knowing the exact amount of people living in the Amazon Rain forest.

It is believed that there are about 20 million people in 8 Amazon countries and the Department of French Guiana are classified as "indigenous".

Two-thirds of this population lives in Peru, but most of this population dwells not in the Amazon, but in the highlands.

Human inhabitants first settled in the Amazon region at least 11,200 years ago.

Some of the present day inhabitants have had no contact with the outside world.

Some 5 million people may have lived in the Amazon region in AD 1500.

The Amazon Rain forest is massive to say the least, measuring 5,500,000 km2.

The region is home to about 2.5 million insect species, tens of thousands of plants, and some 2,000 birds and mammals.

To date, at least 40,000 plant species, 2,200 fishes, 1,294 birds, 427 mammals, 428 amphibians, and 378 reptiles have been scientifically classified in the region.



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