News of this people
Casa da Cultura apoia formação de indígenas em Boa Vista
Indígenas protestam contra mineração e construção de hidrelétrica
Tribos de Roraima unem-se para eleger índio deputado federal
- 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.