Sikiana people

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Sikiana
Total population
~83[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Brazil 33 (1986)[1]
 Suriname 50 (2001)[1]
Languages
Sikiana, Trío[1]
Religion
traditional tribal religion
Related ethnic groups
Salumá[1]

The Sikiana are an indigenous people, living in Brazil, Suriname, and Venezuela.[1]

Name[edit]

The Sikiana are also called Chikena, Chiquena, Chiquiana, Shikiana, Sikiâna, Sikiyana, Sikiána, Sikïiyana, Tshikiana, Xikiyana, or Xikujana people.[1]

Language[edit]

The Sikiana language belongs to the Carib language family. Some Sikiana people in Venezuela speak the Trío language.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Sikiana." Ethnologue. 2009. Retrieved 1 April 2012.