News of this people
Cerca de 17 mil indígenas devem votar em Roraima, estima TRE do estado
Ufam cancela cotas para alunos indígenas e negros da pós-graduação
Funai inicia mapeamento brasileiro de indígenas encarcerados em RR
- Other names
Where they are How many RR 7.832 (Funasa, 2010) Guiana 6.000 (Forte, 1990) Venezuela 17 (INE, 2001)
- Linguistic family
As well as the valley of the Uraricoera river, the Wapishana have traditionally occupied the valley of the Tacutu along with the Makuxi, who also inhabited the upland region further to the east of Roraima. Currently the Wapishana population totals around 13,000 people, living in the interfluvial region between the Branco and Rupununi rivers on the frontier between Brazil and Guyana. They comprise the largest population of Arawak speakers in northern Amazonia.