Amazon tribe has no language for time | MediaMentor | Scoop.it
A tribe of people in the Amazon live their lives by events rather than time and have no word for 'week' or 'year'. "For the Amondawa, time does not exist in the same way as it does for us," he says. "We can now say without doubt that there is at least one language and culture which does not have a concept of time as something that can be measured, counted or talked about in the abstract. This doesn't mean that the Amondawa are 'people outside time', but they live in a world of events, rather than seeing events as being embedded in time."