News of this people
- Seind e parceiros intensificam a implantação do PNHR em comunidades indígenas
- Amazonas forma 18 indígenas no curso de magistério
- Seduc forma professores em curso de Magistério Indígena
- 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.