Kanoê people

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The Kanoê (also as the Canoe, Kapixaná and Kapixanã)[1] are an indigenous people of southern Rondônia, Brazil, near the Bolivian border. There are two major groups of Kanoê: one residing in the region of the Guaporé River and another in the Rio Omerê Indigenous Territory. The latter consists of just five individuals following violent contact with white settlers in the last few decades.[2] The Kanoê of the Guaporé River have also had a troubled history of interaction with colonists; significantly reduced in population, they are now largely assimilated into neighbouring indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.[3]

Language[edit]

The Kanoê language is an isolated, almost extinct Monde language of the Tupian family.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Socioambiental (ISA). "Introduction > Kanoê". Povos Indígenas no Brasil (in English). Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Instituto Socioambiental (ISA). "The Kanoê of the Omerê River > Kanoê". Povos Indígenas no Brasil (in English). Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Instituto Socioambiental (ISA). "The Kanoê of the Guaporé River > Kanoê". Povos Indígenas no Brasil (in English). Retrieved 10 March 2011.