According to a tribal rights group Maria Lucimar Pereira who is member of the Brazilian Kaxinawa Tribe and celebrating her mammoth 121st birthday today is the oldest woman alive in the world today and they have a birth certificate proving she was born in 1890 to back their claims up.
The Guiness Book Of World Records however, say that 121-year-old Maria Lucimar Pereira is not registered with them and the oldest verified woman living in the world is 115-year-old Bessie Cooper from the USA:
“We would be very interested in hearing from anyone who believes that they are older than Bessie Cooper and can prove documentary evidence”, said the Record book’s Damian Field.
Maria who lives with her Kaxinawa Indian Tribe in Brazil’s Western Amazon and Eastern Peru has never lived in a city or spoke Portuguese remaining true to the tongue of her indigenous tribe says that her long life is down to living a healthy lifestyle eating regular meals of grilled meat, monkey fish, root vegetables and absolutely no salt, sugar or processed foods.
The amazing 121-year-old remains physically active and greatly respected within her Kaxinawa Â Indian Tribe regularly walking around her village telling stories to the children who would in her lifetime have experienced many troubles including the country’s rubber boom which saw many of her fellow Indians being enslaved and killed.
The incredible Indian survivor plans to celebrate her special day surrounded by her family.