Foto: Sheila Brasileiro, 1995

Kantaruré

  • Other names
    Cantaruré, Pankararu
  • Where they are How many

    BA401 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family

Introduction

Descendants of the Pankararu, the Kantaruré people came into being a little more than a century ago, when the Pankararu woman known as Rosa Baleia left her village in the Brejo dos Padres to marry Balduíno, who lived in Olho d´Água dos Coelhos, located near the Serra Grande[Big Hill]. The couple set up residence and made their gardens on the other side of the Hill, where they raised thirteen children and founded the village of Batida. Beyond that, the Kantaruré today are also located in the community of Pedras, both inside the Kantaruré Indigenous Land, homologated in 2001.