News of this people
Funai e Ibama desativam garimpos ilegais no interior da Terra Indígena Kayapó
Urnas nas aldeias estimulam maior participação de eleitores indígenas
Operação da Funai e Ibama desativa garimpos ilegais no Sul do Pará
Where they are How many MT, PA 8.638 (Funasa, 2010)
- Linguistic family
The Kayapó live in villages dispersed along the upper course of the Iriri, Bacajá and Fresco rivers, as well as affluents of the voluminous Xingu river, outlining a territory almost as large as Austria in Central Brazil and almost entirely covered in equatorial rainforest, with the exception of the eastern section, filled by some areas of scrubland. Their cosmology, ritual life and social organization are extremely rich and complex, while their relations with non-Indian society and environmentalists from the world over are marked by their intensity and ambivalence.