News of this people
Indígenas de 27 etnias do AM ocupam sede da Seduc
Dilma homologa terras indígenas, mas deixa áreas de conflitos na Amazônia de fora
Dilma homologa quatro TIs e cria Conselho de Política Indigenista
- Other names
Where they are How many AM 836 (Funasa, 2006) Colombia 445 (Colômbia, 1988)
- Linguistic family
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.