News of this people
De vendedor de enciclopédia no Caribe a etnógrafo indígena
"Com lei, sem a lei, apesar da lei e contra a lei, os povos indígenas sempre estarão na luta"
Índios morrem em acidente na rodovia BR-163, na divisa entre PA e MT
Where they are How many MT, PA 8.638 (Funasa, 2010)
- Linguistic family
The term Kayapó (sometimes written ‘Kaiapó’ or ‘Caiapó’) was first used at the start of the 19th century. The people do not call themselves by this term, a name coined by neighbouring groups and meaning “those who look like monkeys”, which probably derives from a ritual lasting many weeks during which Kayapó men, adorned with monkey masks, execute short dances. Although aware that this is how others name them, the Kayapó refer to themselves as Mebêngôkre, “the men from the water hole/place.”