TapirapéSouth Americaother subsistence combinations
As of the mid-twentieth century the Tapirapé numbered only about 80 individuals living in a single village at the mouth of the Tapirapé and Araguaia rivers in northeastern Mato Grosso, Brazil. Their language belongs to the Tupí-Guaraní family of languages. The Tapirapé share a reservation with a group of Karajá, riverine Indians who speak an unrelated language. Subsistence was based on hunting, fishing, gathering, and horticulture. Crafts included pottery, basketry, and hand-weaving. Villages are circular in shape with a men’s house in the center and family dwellings arranged around it.
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