|Regions with significant populations|
|Brazil (Amapá, Pará)|
|Aparai, Wayana, Portuguese|
|traditional tribal religion|
The Aparai or Apalai are an indigenous people of Brazil, who live in Amapá and Pará states. They were sedentary slash and burn farmers, necessitating periodic relocation as soil became exhausted, but also hunters and gatherers. They spoke a Carib language and in the 20th century their subsistence shifted towards craftwork as they to adapted to modern Brazil and the cash economy.
The tribe calles themselves Aparai today. They have been known by Apalai, Appirois, Aparathy, Apareilles, Apalaii, Aparis and Apalaís.
In 1993, they numbered 450, and in 2010, there are 398 Apalai people.