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Wajãpi

  • Other names
    Wayapi, Wajapi, Oiampi
  • Where they are How many

    AP,PA956 (Siasi/Funasa, 2010)
    Guiana Francesa950 (Grenand, 2009)
  • Linguistic family
    Tupi-Guarani

Introduction

Wajãpi is the name used to designate the Indians who speak this Tupi tongue, and live in the region delimited by the rivers Oiapoc, Jari and Araguari, in Amapá. They are the same Guaiapi mentioned in the lower Xingu region, which is their provenance since the 17th century.