Guajajara

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Guajajara
Guajajaras (mãe e filho).jpg
Total population
19,471 (2006)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Brazil Brazil (Maranhão)
Languages
Guajajara (a Tupi–Guarani language)
Religion
traditional tribal religion
Related ethnic groups
Tembé[2]

The Guajajara are an indigenous people in the Brazilian state of Maranhão. They are the most numerous indigenous group in Brazil.[1]

In 1910, the Guajajara fought Capuchin missionaries in what is regarded the last Brazilian "war against the Indians."[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guajajara." Povos Indígenas no Brazil. (retrieved 20 Feb 2011)
  2. ^ "Tembé: Name." Povos Indígenas no Brasil. Retrieved 2 Feb 2012.

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