Foto: Jeremy Deturche, 2006

Katukina do Rio Biá

  • Other names
    Tukuna
  • Where they are How many

    AM628 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family
    Katukina

Introduction

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The Katukina of the Biá River call themselves the Tükuna, a term similar to the Kanamari autonym, meaning 'people.' The two peoples speak variations of the same language and share innumerable cultural aspects, though the Katukina possess their own distinct myths, rituals and forms of social organization. Consequently, they have also had their own way of dealing with the challenges that the last 150 years have brought their way.