News of this people
- São Paulo terá 1o Jogos Indígenas com o tema: "Índio, mostre a sua cara"
- Lideranças denunciam que índios passam fome no Norte de MT
- DSEI Xingu forma novos Agentes de Saúde Indígena
- Other names
Where they are How many MT 385 (Ipeax, 2011)
- Linguistic family
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).