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Survival: Oldest person in world is an Indian woman in Brazil

"Survival has located a Brazilian Indian, believed to be the oldest living person in the world, as she prepares to celebrate her 121st birthday.

Maria Lucimar Pereira is one of the Kaxinawá tribe, and lives in the western Brazilian Amazon. She says she will spend her birthday, on September 3rd , with her family.

Maria has never lived in a city and puts her longevity of life down to a healthy lifestyle. She only eats natural foods from the forest: grilled meat, monkey, fish, manioc (a root vegetable), and banana porridge. She does not eat salt, sugar, or any processed foods."

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Living the longest – indigenous Brazilian celebrates 121st birthday (Survival International 8/30)

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