News of this people
Índios venezuelanos buscam abrigo no Brasil
Índios venezuelanos pleiteiam morar em RR, na Terra Indígena São Marcos
Índios refugiados da Venezuela têm 1o dia de visita em aldeia de Roraima
- Other names
Where they are How many RR 9.441 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014) Guiana 6.000 (Forte, 1990) Venezuela 37 (XIV Censo Nacional de Poblacion y Viviendas, 2011)
- Linguistic family
As well as the valley of the Uraricoera river, the Wapishana have traditionally occupied the valley of the Tacutu along with the Macuxi, who also inhabited the upland region further to the east of Roraima. Currently the Wapishana population totals around 13,000 people, living in the interfluvial region between the Branco and Rupununi rivers on the frontier between Brazil and Guyana. They comprise the largest population of Arawak speakers in northern Amazonia.