Kamayura

Kamayura

About Kamayura

The Kamayura are an indigenous tribe in the Amazonian Basin of Brazil. Their name is also spelled Kamayura and Kamaiura; it means 'a raised platform to keep meat, pots and pans.' The Kamayura language belongs to the Tupi_Guarani family. The Kamayura live in the Upper Xingu region along with Kiabi, Yudja and Suya tribes. The ways of life of these four tribes are quite similar despite having different languages. Their villages are situated around Lake Ipavu, which is six kilometres from the Kuluene River. Much like other small indigenous cultures around the globe, the Kamayura are struggling to adapt to the effects of deforestation and climate change.

Contributions by Amazonien, Jorge Stolfi, and 211.29.4.238.