Foto: Kim-Ir-Sem, 1985

Bororo

  • Autodenominação
    Boe
  • Where they are How many

    MT1.686 (Siasi/Sesai, 2012)
  • Linguistic family
    Bororo

Introduction

The term Bororo means, in the native tongue, 'village court'. Not by coincidence, the traditional circular distribution of the houses make of the court the village center and the ritual space for this people, which is characterized by a complex social organization and a rich ceremonial life. Although today the Bororo possess a discontinuous, deteriorated territory, the vigor of the their culture and their political autonomy have been weapons against the predatory effects of their contact with 'the white man', which has been ongoing for at least 300 years.