Foto: Vincent Carelli, 1982

Galibi Marworno

  • Other names
    Galibi do Uaçá, Aruá
  • Where they are How many

    AP2.377 (Siasi/Sesai, 2001)
  • Linguistic family
    Creoulo

Introduction

The Galibi-Marworno, inhabitants of the vast savannahs and flooded plains of northern Amapá – a country of white birds and dark alligators – call themselves a “mixed and united” people.

Their food is simple and healthy: fish, manioc cereal and tucupi (a seasoning prepared of pepper and manioc juice). In their festivals, there must be caxiri, the wine of the Indians, of the shamans and the karuãna spirits. The Great Festival is for Holy Mary, the axis-mundi is the Turé pole, the Great Snake their favorite story, but the real hero is Iaicaicani.