Juma people

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Juma
Total population
4 (2010)[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Brazil ( Amazonas)
Languages
Juma, Portuguese[2]
Religion
traditional tribal religion
Related ethnic groups
Amundava, Kayabi, Tenharim, Karipuná, Morerebi, and Uru-eu-wau-wau[2]

The Juma are an Indigenous people of Brazil, who live in Amazonas, along the Mucuim River, a tributary of Rio Açuã.[2]

Name[edit]

The Juma are also known Arara, Kagwahibm, Kagwahiph, Kagwahiv, Kavahiva, Kawahip, Kawaib, and Yumá people.[2]

Population[edit]

In 1998, there were only four Juma people. Juma number 300 in 1940.[2] Back in the 18th century, the Juma numbered between 12,000–15,000 people.[1]

Language[edit]

Juma people speak the Juma language, which belongs to Subgroup VI of the Tupi-Guarani languages.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Juma: Introduction." Instituto Socioambiental: Povos Indígenas no Brasil. Retrieved 27 March 2012
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Juma." Ethnologue. 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2012.