Foto: Heiner Heine, 1986

Kulina

  • Autodenominação
    Madija
  • Where they are How many

    AM5.558 (Funasa, 2010)
    Peru417 (INEI, 2007)
  • Linguistic family
    Arawa

Introduction

Living along the banks of the Juruá and Purus rivers, the Kulina are outstanding for the strength with which they maintain their cultural institutions, among them music and shamanism. An example of this is that, despite their being in contact with the Whites for a long time, and that several villages are located near urban centers, no-one knows of any Kulina living outside their lands.