Foto: Márcia Rosato. 1997

Xetá

  • Other names
    héta, chetá, setá
  • Where they are How many

    PR86 (da Silva, 2006)
  • Linguistic family
    Tupi-Guarani

Introduction

The Xetá were the last ethnic group in the State of Paraná to have contact with the national society. In the 1940s, colonization fronts invaded their territory, drastically reducing it. Towards the end of the 1950s, the Xetá were virtually extinct. Today there are eight survivors, scattered in the States of Paraná, Santa Catarina and São Paulo.