Foto: Valéria Macedo/ISA, 2005

Ikolen

  • Autodenominação
    Digut
  • Where they are How many

    RO675 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family
    Mondé

Introduction

The Ikolen, also known as the Gavião, speak a language of the Tupi-Mondé family. They live in the basin of the Lourdes river, a tributary of the Machado (or Ji-Paraná) river, in the state of Rondônia near the border with the state of Mato Grosso. Their population is divided among six villages, all located within the Terra Indígena (TI) Igarapé Lourdes, which they share with another indigenous group, the Karo.