Foto: Jorge Hernández Díaz, 1983

Fulni-ô

  • Other names
  • Where they are How many

    PE4.689 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family
    Ia-tê

Introduction

The Fulni-ô is the only indigenous group of Northeastern Brazil that was able to keep its language – the Ia-tê – alive and active, as well as the ritual they call Ouricuri, which is currently performed in total secrecy.

In the central part of the Indian Reservation is the city of Águas Belas, which is entirely surrounded by Fulni-ô territory.