Foto: Cláudio Lopes de Jesus, 1998


  • Other names
    Nafukwá, Nahkwá, Nafuquá, Nahukwá
  • Where they are How many

    MT143 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family


The Nahukuá are the smallest of the groups making up the cultural area known as the Upper Xingu, contained within the Xingu Indigenous Park, whose peoples speak different languages but share ways of life and the same worldview. These groups are still connected by a system of ritualized exchanges and inter-village festivals and marriages. This entry describes some of the particularities of the Nahukuá people within this Upper Xingu universe. General information on the Upper Xingu can be found on the page dedicated to the Park.