JURIS, a tribe of South American Indians, formerly occupying the country between the rivers lea (lower Putumayo) and Japura, north-western Brazil. In ancient days they were the most powerful tribe of the district, but in 1820 their numbers did not exceed 2000. Owing to inter-marrying, the Juris are believed to have been extinct for half a century. They were closely related to the Passes, and were like them a fair-skinned, finely built people with quite European features.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)