Foto: Felipe Ferreira Vander Velden, 2003

Karitiana

  • Autodenominação
    Yjxa
  • Where they are How many

    RO320 (2005)
  • Linguistic family
    Arikén

Introduction

The Karitiana comprise one of the many groups located in the state of Rondônia still little studied by Anthropology. In recent years, their main battles in terms of their physical and sociocultural reproduction have been the demands for amplification of their Indigenous Territory and investment in school education, as a form of reinforcing teaching of the Karitiana language – the only surviving member of the Arikém linguistic family – and valorizing the customs and historical narratives that singularize them as a people.