Gê peoples

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Gê peoples
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Brazil, Paraguay
Jê languages, Portuguese
Animism, Catholicism, Protestantism

are the people who spoke Ge languages of the northern South American Caribbean coast and Brazil. In Brazil the Gê were found in Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Piaui, Mato Grosso, Goias, Tocantins, Maranhão, and as far south as Paraguay.

They include the Timbira, the Kayapó, and the Suyá of the northwestern Gê; the Xavante, the Xerente, and the Akroá of the central Gê; the Karajá; the Jeikó; the Kamakán; Maxakalí; the Guayaná; the Purí (Coroado); the Bororo (Boe); the Gavião, and others. The southern Gê include the Kaingang and the Xokleng.


This article is based in part on material from the Croatian Wikipedia.