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Marajó

(mərəzhô`), island, c.150 mi (240 km) long and c.100 mi (160 km) wide, N Brazil, at the mouth of the Amazon River. It divides the river into the Amazon proper and the Pará. Cattle are raised on the extensive eastern grasslands, and water buffaloes are bred in the low, swampy west. The island is famous for its prehistoric mounds, which yield handsome pottery.

Marajó

 

a low-lying island in Brazil at the mouth of the Amazon River between one of the Amazon’s northern branches, the Pará River in the south, and the MarajÓ Bay in the southeast. Area, approximately 48,000 sq km. The western part is covered with dense evergreen forest containing valuable timber; in the east there is palm savanna with flooded meadows and swamps. There is timber industry in the west and livestock raising for meat in the east.

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O povo das aguas e sua expansao territorial: uma abordagem regional de sociedades pre-coloniais na ilha de Marajo.
In the 19th century, Marajo served as a handy laboratory for such famous naturalists as Henry Walter Bates, who discovered mimicry in the insect world and thereby advanced his Amazonian colleague Alfred Russel Wallace's theory of evolution.
In the small community of Praia Grande on idyllic Marajo Island off Brazil's northern coast, 10 workers are employed by the modest, low-tech factory that processes the coconut fiber, turning it into headrests and seat padding for Mercedes cars and trucks.
MARAJO, THE WORLD'S LARGEST RIVER island, sits near the Amazon port of Belem.
Since 1996, residents of the Amazon island of Marajo have been supplying headrests made of coconut fiber to Mercedes-Benz do Brasil.
Liophis poecilogyrus occurs from western Guyana and southeastern Venezuela, south-southeast to Bolivia, and south through the pantanal and chaco to the pampas of Argentina, and from Ilha de Marajo at the mouth of the Rio Amazonas south to Uruguay (Fig.
Darel Investment Corporation is a Montana company which has ownership and rights to approximately 150,000 to 200,000 acres of land located at the Southern part of the Marajo Island, Municipal District of Curralinhos, State of Para, Brazil.
For those engaged in research in the tropical lowlands of South America, Rostain's book is no doubt a worthy addition to specialist libraries, to be placed either alongside classic works on pre-Columbian agricultural engineering, or among archaeological studies of the Orinoco, the Guianas and Marajo Island.
Marajo Scrub LS 9843 is an exfoliator based on natural clay and ideal for use in a wide range of cosmetic formulations.
Yna bydd yn teithio draw i ynys amaethyddol Marajo i fferm fyffalo ac yna ymlaen i ymweld a llwyth brodorol y Sahu Ape yn yr Amazon.
The municipality of Portel (50[degrees]57"W, 1[degrees]59'S), is situated in the Marajo Island region, state of Para, and is [approximately equal to] 278 km distant from Belem, the state capital; access to Belem is by the Amazon River.
Moundbuilders of the Amazon: Geophysical archaeology on Marajo Island, Brazil.