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Em meio a polêmica, obras de Belo Monte seguem em ritmo lento
Justiça suspende operação de usina após suspeita de contaminação em rio
Justiça determinou que Vale paralisasse mina de Níquel
- Other names
Where they are How many PA 1.818 (Funasa, 2010)
- Linguistic family
The Xikrin, a group of the Kayapó language, emphasize hearing and speech. In order to hone these qualities, the Xikrin perforate the corresponding organs (ears and lips) in early infancy. Hearing is directly related to knowing – to the acquisition of knowledge. Oratory is in turn a highly valorized social practice, a virtue for the Kayapó groups in general, who define themselves as those who speak well – Kaben mei – in contrast to all the other peoples who do not speak their language. The gift of oratory is attributed to men and involves passionate discourses, performed in the centre of the village.