Foto: Isadora Brant, 2015.

Ka'apor

  • Other names
    Urubu Kaapor, Kaapor
  • Where they are How many

    MA1.863 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family
    Tupi-Guarani

Introduction

The Ka'apor have been originated as a distinctive people about three hundred years ago probably between the Tocantins and Xingu Rivers. Perhaps because of conflicts with Luso-Brazilian settlers and other native peoples, they engaged in a long and slow migration that took them by the 1870s in Pará across the Gurupi River into Maranhão.