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Orinoco Delta

Orinoco Delta, Venezuela

The Orinoco River, which goes along the inner side of the country, and which in the Indigenous language means “father of our land”, has formed over the millennia one of the largest deltas in the world. This is a vast region of wild forest, damp jungles and mangrove swamps through which flows an intricate system of rivers, estuaries and channels carrying the waters of this great river to one or another of its more than 70 major mouths. In this labyrinth lots of very small bayous grow in size and the great channels turn into swamps. This primitive land is inhabited by the Warao Indigenous whose adaptation to an amphibious life and utilization of the limited resources of a world strange to most people has fascinated visitors to the Delta since the 16th century.

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