News of this people
2017: perspectivas de mudanças de cenários no Médio Solimões
Violações aos direitos indígenas são debatidos no Médio Solimões
Línguas indígenas correm risco de desaparecer
Where they are How many AM 483 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
- Linguistic family
It is already a commonplace among the regional populations and the ethnographic literature on North-western Amazonia to distinguish between the so-called 'river Indians,' speakers of Tukano and Arawak languages, and 'forest Indians,' speakers of Maku languages. While the former are agriculturists who fix their villages by the shores of navigable rivers, the Maku migrate across the watershed regions, settling temporarily wherever they find ecological conditions favourable for hunting and suitable to their traditional way of resolving their internal conflicts: "when we fall out, we spread out through the forest and stay there until the anger passes."
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