Candoshi - Settlements

The Candoshi live in extended-family settlements of approximately 150 people. Ideally, the houses should be at least a five-minute walk apart with gardens between. Communities on the same river are from a two-to five-hour walk apart. Enemy groups are usually at least a two-day or, more commonly, a one- or two-week walk away. The traditional Candoshi house is an oblong structure with a palmleafed roof, without walls. It can be as large as 150 square meters, but the average home is approximately 30 square meters. Modern Candoshi homes have a bark wall around the sleeping area.

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