Monday, 4 July 2016

New data about Brazilian Indigenous Peoples

The Brazilian Digital Atlas 2016 has a thematic section ("Caderno Temático: Populações Indígenas) focused on Indigenous Peoples. The study is based on the 2010 Census and reveals Brazil as one of the countries with the highest socio-cultural diversity of the planet: 900,000 people, 305 ethnic groups and at least 274 languages. 57,7% of of them live in Indigenous Lands, the rest are in urban areas.
However, the study shows the strong trend of 'retomadas', when people return to their regions of origin and claim the demarcation of these territories - many come back to lands that are in the crux of conflicts or in the process of being regularized (such as in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul).

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