News of this people
Aldeia dos diamantes
O garimpo ilegal numa das maiores reservas de diamantes do planeta
Governador de Rondônia assina Carta de Apoio a Indígenas Cinta Larga
Where they are How many MT, RO 1.758 (Siasi/Sesai, 2012)
- Linguistic family
The name “Broad Belt" [Cinta Larga] or "Broad Big Belt” [ Cinturão Largo] had been used to refer to several groups who inhabit the region near the border between Rondônia and Mato Grosso, since all of these groups used some kind of belt and built large and long houses.
The main activity of this Tupi group is hunting, and festivals, when the game is consumed after a complex ritual, which symbolically equates hunting and warfare, thus revealing significant aspects of Cinta Larga society and guaranteeing the equilibrium of the group. This equilibrium in the last few years has been deeply upset by the presence of goldpanners on their lands.