Foto: Beto Ricardo, 2002

Kalapalo

  • Other names
  • Where they are How many

    MT385 (Ipeax, 2011)
  • Linguistic family
    Karib

Language

The Kalapalo and three other Upper Xingu groups – the Kuikuro, Matipu, and Nahukuá – speak dialects of a language belonging to the Southern Guiana branch of the Karib language family. Their closest linguistic relatives are the Yekuana (Makiritare) and the Hixkaryana, the former found in southern Venezuela and northern Roraima (Brazil), the latter in northern Pará (Brazil).