News of this people
Organização Jocum sequestram criança indígena no Amazonas
Índios Juma, uma história de abandono e sobrevivência na Amazônia
Borehá Juma foi separada da filha por suposta adoção
- Other names
Where they are How many AM 17 (Amazônia Real, 2014)
- 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.