News of this people
Trecho da BR-316 permanece interditado por indígenas no Pará
Indígenas bloqueiam trecho da BR-316, em Santa Maria do Pará
Programa de combate à mortalidade infantil não escuta indígenas
Where they are How many MA, PA 1.879 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
- Linguistic family
The Tembé are the Western branch of the Tenetehara. The Eastern group is known as Guajajara. Their self-denomination is Tenetehara, which means people, Indians in general or, more specifically Tembé and Guajajara. Tembé, or its variant Timbé, is a name that was probably given to them by the regional population. According to linguist Max Boudin, timbeb could mean 'flat nose'.