Foto: Priscila Faulhaber, 1982

Miranha

  • Other names
    Mirana
  • Where they are How many

    AM836 (Funasa, 2006)
    Colombia445 (Colômbia, 1988)
  • Linguistic family
    Bora

Introduction

The Miranha people appear in the history of indigenous peoples as a kind of anti-hero. Considered by naturalists as "barbarous" and "anthropophagous", their chiefs became known for selling prisoner enemies, members of rival groups, or even their own children, to the Whites. The impact of nation-state expansion in the 20th Century, however, has made the descendants of these people an ethnically stigmatized group.