Kuruaya

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Kuruáya
Total population
159[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Brazil ( Pará)
Languages
Kuruáya, Portuguese[2]
Religion
traditional tribal religion[1]

The Kuruáya people are an indigenous people of Brazil. They live along the tributaries of the lower Xingú River in the state of Pará.[2]

Currently there are approximately 159 living in their indigenous territory, the Kuruáya Indigenous Area.[3]

Names[edit]

The Kuruáya are also known as the Caravare, Curuaia, Kuruaia,[2] or Xipáia-Kuruáia people.[1]

Language[edit]

The Kuruáya language is a Munduruku language, which belongs to the Tupi language family. The majority of Kuruáya people now speak Portuguese.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kuruaia: Introduction." Instituto Socioambiental: Povos Indígenas no Brasil. Retrieved 18 April 2012
  2. ^ a b c d "Kuruáya." Ethnologue. 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Kuruáya Indigenous Area." Protected Planet. Retrieved 18 April 2012