|Maria Lucimar Pereira|
Maria Lucimar Pereira in 2011
|Birth:||3 September 1890?|
Brazilian Amazon, Brazil
|Death:||21 May 2022|
Feijo, Acre, Brazil
|Age:||131 years, 260 days?|
Maria Lucimar Pereira [Indigenous name: Parã Banu Bake Huni Kui] (3 September 1890? – 21 May 2022) was a Brazilian longevity myth to the "world's oldest person" title.
Maria Lucimar Pereira was allegedly born on a rubber plantation in the western Brazilian Amazon, near the border with Peru. She was a member of the Kaxinawa tribe, an indigenous people of Brazil and Peru. She attributed her reported longevity to eating "natural foods", such as grilled meat, monkey, fish, manioc (a root vegetable), and banana porridge.
She lived in Aldeia Boca do Grota, in the Curralinho rubber plantation, in Acre.
Maria Lucimar Pereira died in Feijo, Acre, Brazil on 21 May 2022 at the claimed age of 131 years, 260 days.
Staff for Brazil's National Institute of Social Security found that Pereira had a birth certificate stating her year of birth as 1890. However, this certificate was only approved in 1985, late in her life. Exaggerated longevity claims may be common in Pereira's village, as four out of the 80 inhabitants in the village are over 90 years old.
- Living the longest – indigenous Brazilian celebrates 121st birthday Survival International, 30 August 2011 (link to "1985 birth certificate")
- World’s Oldest Person Found in Amazon Preparing for 121st Birthday International Business Times, 31 August 2011
- India pode ser a pessoa mais velha do mundo Ac24Horas, 1 September 2017
- Documento mostra que indígena no AC tem 129 anos, 12 a mais que a mulher mais velha do mundo G1, 6 June 2020
- Indígena que teria 131 anos morre no interior do AC: 'mais antiga matriarca de todos os territórios do povo Huni kui' G1, 22 May 2022