Maipures, Or May Pares, Indians Of South America, chiefly on the upper Orinoco and Negro rivers. The family includes the Oaveres or Cabres, who were nearly annihilated by the Ca-rilis; the Guaypunabis, who under their chiefs Macapu and Cuseru stemmed the progress of the Caribs and made themselves masters of the upper Orinoco; the Pareni; theMaipuresproper, among whom Gilii labored and wrote, and who are now greatly reduced; the Moxos, who extended into Peru and Bolivia; the Meepure in Brazilian Guiana; the Kirrupa; and the Achaguas, a remote branch, residing on the Meta These tribes were almost all cannibals and engaged in constant wars. The Moxos or Musus were conquered by the inca Yupanqui, and were thus to some extent brought within the influence of Peruvian civilization. They were the only tribe among whom Christian missionaries won any extensive conquests, though not without great sacrifices. Jn 1742, before their destruction by the Portuguese, the Moxo misaions contained 30,000 neophytes A grammar vocabulary, and catechism'of the Moxo, by Father Pedro Marban, wen- published at Luna ... 1701: and a grammar of the Baure, a Moxo dialect,by Antonio Megio, is still extant.