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Índia brasileira de 9 anos teme invasores que desmatam floresta
Índios Tembé mostram força em conferência local
Estado integra etapas regionais da Conferência de Política Indigenista
Where they are How many MA, PA 1.502 (Funasa, 2010)
- Linguistic family
The Tembé are the Western branch of the Tenetehara. The Eastern group is known as Guajajara. Their self-denomination is Tenetehara, which means people, Indians in general or, more specifically Tembé and Guajajara. Tembé, or its variant Timbé, is a name that was probably given to them by the regional population. According to linguist Max Boudin, timbeb could mean 'flat nose'.