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Total population
(18[1]–possibly 96[2])
Regions with significant populations
Pacahuara language, Spanish
traditional tribal religion
Related ethnic groups

Pacahuara people are an indigenous people of Bolivia. A small group live in Tujuré, a community located near the Chácobo people on the Alto Ivón River in the Beni Department. An uncontacted group of Pacahuara, 50 in eight families, lives between Rio Negro and Río Pacajuaras in the Pando of northeastern Bolivia, near the Brazilian border.[2]

In the past, the tribe had two subgroups: the Sinabu and Capuibo.[4]


The language of the contacted Pacahuara is a Bolivian Panoan language, which are part of the greater Panoan language family. The language is not written.[1]

It is not clear if an Arawakan language called Pacaguara was spoken by the Pacahuara people, or if the identical name is a coincidence.


Pacahuara the economy is based on the collection and agriculture. Traded most of the nuts and palm hearts gathering, the rest is intended for household consumption. Chestnut as raw material for the manufacture of homemade soap and obtain oil, and palm hearts as a source of protein are its rudimentary other industries.


Agriculture is simple, rustic and limited to rice, corn, sugarcane, cassava, and banana bachi. Hunting and fishing are traditional activities and even to this day vital for their livelihoods, along with the harvesting of fruits.


  1. ^ a b "Pacahuara." Ethnologue. Retrieved 27 Nov 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Pacahuara." Endangered Languages Project. Retrieved 27 Nov 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Chácobo - Orientation." Countries and Their Cultures. Retrieved 27 Nov 2013.
  4. ^ Olson 271



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