Makuxi

Introduction

Gravações Pré Rio+20 - Documentário povos indígenas de RoraimaThe Macuxi (Portuguese: Macuxi) are an ethnic group of southern Guyana and northern Brazil. There are approximately 15,000 Macushi speakers in Brazil and 9,000 in Guyana.

The Macushi see themselves as descendants of the sun’s children, who created fire, as well as diseases, and they also believe they discovered Washacá – Tree of Life. The Macushi believe in the life principle – stkaton – and they believe it comes from the sun.

Text adapted from Wikipedia’s article on the Macuxi Peoples

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