Foto: Edir Pina de Barros, 1985

Bakairi

  • Autodenominação
    Kurâ
  • Where they are How many

    MT982 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family
    Karib

Introduction

Before the opening of landing strips and highways, it was the Bakairi who controlled the access of scientific expeditions to the upper Xingu, where part of their population lives today. Today nearly all of them live to the southwest of this area, as fishers and agriculturalists, above all " mandioqueiros, [tenant farmers specializing in manioc production] ", like the other Karib.