The Potiguara are a nation of indigenous people in Brazil. The Potiguara live in the state of Paraiba, in the municipalities of Marcacao, Baia da Traicao and Rio Tinto. Their population are 12000 Indians and occupied 26 villages at 3 reservations: Potiguara, Jacare de Sao Domingos e Potiguara de Monte-Mor. Their name Potiguara means 'shrimp-eaters', from poty, 'shrimp', and uara, 'eater', according to Brazilian writer Jose de Alencar.
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