|Maria Lucimar Pereira|
Maria Lucimar Pereira in 2011
|Birth:||3 September 1890?|
Brazilian Amazon, Brazil
127 years, 320 days?
Maria Lucimar Pereira (born 3 September 1890?) is a Brazilian longevity claimant 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 is a member of the Kaxinawa tribe, an indigenous people of Brazil and Peru. She attributes her reported longevity to eating "natural foods", such as grilled meat, monkey, fish, manioc (a root vegetable), and banana porridge.
Staff for Brazil's National Institute of Social Security found that Pereira has 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