News of this people
- Rodas de conversas sobre gestação marcam o mês da mulher na CASAI Macapá
- A terra é dos índios. E o carbono, é de quem?
- Sepi participa de reunião do Comitê Gestor para discutir obras na BR-156 e remoção de aldeias
Karipuna do Amapá
- Other names
- Where they are
- How many
2.421 (Funasa, 2010)
- Linguistic family
The Karipuna form part of the complex of indigenous peoples of the lower Oiapoque river, where they are located within wide exchange networks that include Indian and non-Indian families in villages and nearby towns in Brazil and French Guiana. Despite comprising a society with fairly imprecise boundaries, rendered fluid and ill-defined by the continual exchanges, intermarriages and distributions between families, the Karipuna use the expression ‘our system’ to define a set of practices, knowledge and beliefs that they consider their own, encompassing both shamanic and Catholic cosmologies.