The Boras have their own language Witotan, but most speak Spanish. The tribes live over a wide area in Peru, Colombia and Brazil. Most are of the Catholic faith but some are Animists and few are christians. In the Bora's view there is no difference between the spiritual and physical world and spirits live amongst them everywhere. The Boras have an extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna around them in the rainforest. Plants and especially trees hold an important place in Bora lives. The Boras closest ethnic relatives are the Witoto and Ocaina tribes.
The land of the Bora is very important to them and they have fought off countless invaders, both indigenous and colonial. However, their most used weapon was the bow and arrow which had little or no effect against the well armed Rubber Barons. The Rubber Barons had a devastating impact on the Bora Tribe. At the end of the rubber boom they were nearly extinct. The ancestral lands of the Boras are constantly under threat from illegal loggers and prospectors for oil, gold and other minerals. Legally, the Boras have no indigenous reserves to call their own.
The men and women of the Boras all wear short skirts made of decorated fig tree bark and apart from both sexes wearing necklaces they are usually topless, most wear brightly plumed headwear, usually made of macaw feathers.
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