News of this people
Indígenas denunciam retrocesso e perda de direitos em evento paralelo na ONU
Indígenas denunciam violência e racismo na ONU
TI Awá: território de índios isolados
Where they are How many MA 27.616 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
- Linguistic family
The Guajajara are one of Brazil's most numerous indigenous peoples. They live in 11 Indigenous Lands at the eastern margin of the Amazon region, all of them located in Maranhão State. Their history of more than 380 years of contacts is marked by both approaches to whites and total refusals, submissions, revolts, and great tragedies. The 1901 revolt against Capuchin missionaries provoked the last "war against the Indians" in Brazilian history.