Brazilian officials have confirmed that an uncontacted indigenous group has been discovered in an isolated region of Brazil.
During a fly over over of the Amazon territory, photographers captured images of the group, as the villagers pointed arrows at the plane.
The group was first discovered after scientists observed satellited images of the rain forest.
The overflights revealed three separate clearings and four large communal dwellings, known as malocas, clustered in the dense jungles of the Javari Valley Indigenous Reserve in far western Brazil. Specialists in matters pertaining to isolated Indians estimate the population of uncontacted tribes by examining the size and number of dwellings, as well as any gardens the inhabitants might have under cultivation.