Yawalapiti

Introduction

Cacique AritanaThe Yawalapiti are an indigenous Peoples in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. The name is also spelled Laualapiti in Portuguese. They have a population of 237 (2010), up from a low of 25 in 1954. The Yawalapiti live in the Upper Xingu region along with Kiabi, Yudja and Suya, whose customs and traditions are quite similar despite the fact that they all speak different languages.

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