News of this people
Programas de moradia beneficiam índios Tembé
Índia brasileira de 9 anos teme invasores que desmatam floresta
Índios Tembé mostram força em conferência local
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'.