A man's age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken; maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Yine girl, (also Piro), Miaria, Peru. Photo by Leonids Plotkin. Yine people farm, fish, and raise livestock, particularly cattle. They also work in the lumber industry. They traditionally used swidden agriculture to grow yuca. They grow several varieties of yuca today, as well as medicinal plants, such as sangre de grado (Croton lechleri). Yine people speak the Yine language, which is a Piro language and part of the Southern Maipuran language family and written in the Latin script.