Kaingang

Kaingang

About Kaingang

The Kaingang people are a Native American ethnic group spread out over the four southern Brazilian states of Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. They are also called Caingang and Aweikoma, though some sources list Kaingang and Aweikoma as separate groups. Their language and culture is quite distinct from the neighboring Guarani. It has been stated that the Kaingang rarely live long in one place causing them to move a lot, however some sources such as Juracilda Veiga, and ethnographic registers, indicate that Kaingang groups have a crucial relation with the land where they were born and their ancestors were buried. The Kaingang language is a member of the Ge family.

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