News of this people
- Conab RO faz doação para comunidades indígenas do AM
- Adaptação é obstáculo no retorno dos juma ao Purus (AM)
- Etnia juma foi massacrada por comerciantes de seringais
- Other names
Where they are How many Rondonia 4 (Luciana França, 2010)
- Linguistic family
The Juma belong to a group of peoples, of the Tupi-Guarani language family, called Kagwahiva. In the XVIIIth Century, it is probable that the Juma had a population of between 12 and 15 thousand Indians. After successive massacres and the expansion of extractivist industries, their population was reduced to a few dozen people in the 1960s. In 2002 there were only five individuals left: a father with his three daughters and a granddaughter.