Yudjá

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Yudjá
Total population
348 (2010)[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Brazil ( Mato Grosso)
Languages
Yudjá, Portuguese[2]
Religion
traditional tribal religion[3]

The Yudjá are an Indigenous people of Brazil, who live in the states of Mato Grosso and Pará. They live in two villages in the Xingu Indigenous Park, located near the mouth of the Maritsauá-Mitau River. They fish and raise crops, such as manioc.[2]

Name[edit]

The Yudjá are also known as the Iuruna, Jaruna, Yudya, Yurúna,[2] Juruna, Yuruna,[1] Juruhuna, Jurûna, and Geruna people.

Population[edit]

In 2011, the Yudjá population is 348.[1] Their population was 278 in 2001,[2] up from a low of 37 in 1950.

Language[edit]

The Yudjá or Jurúna language belongs to the Yurúna language family, one of the Tupian languages.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Yudjá: Introduction." Instituto Socioambiental: Povos Indígenas no Brasil. Retrieved 26 March 2012
  2. ^ a b c d e "Jurúna." Ethnologue. 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Yudjá: Cosmology e Shamanism." Instituto Socioambiental: Povos Indígenas no Brasil. Retrieved 26 March 2012

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