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Each family has its own hearth, used to keep warm, cook, and to burn certain plants to keep mosquitoes away. Until they practised pottery in small scale, producing a small kind of pot to take with them on their travels and a second, bigger kind, to leave as supplies in their key camping sites.

As a result, many Nukak have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge on the outskirts of a town called San Jose del Guaviare. Pages using deprecated image syntax “Related ethnic groups” needing confirmation Articles using infobox ethnic group with image parameters Articles with Spanish-language external links Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers Wikipedia articles with LCCN identifiers.

A Nukak mother and child. The marriagebase of the domestic group, is settled after the man has formally courted the woman with accepted gifts and she has acceded to live with him. Lately, part of this activity is done using cord and metal fishooks, although the Nukak, to this day, still catch their fish in the traditional way, with bow and arrow or harpoons, traps or baskets “mei”, water cages.

Nukak people speak a tonal Nadahup language. The most suitable couple is one made up by crossed cousins. Traditionally, the Nukak live in small groups, between nine and thirty people, in the very deep nkuak away from the rivers. The Nukak have already suffered nuak devastation of their population by malariameasles and pulmonary diseases since their contact with the New Tribes Mission and other outsiders beginning in ; [1] now, coca growers, left-wing FARC guerillasright-wing AUC paramilitaries and the Colombian army have occupied their lands.

Retrieved 31 March In certain special occasions different groups join, after they practice a special ritual, “entiwat”, in which the groups dance face to face, striking and verbally injuring each other until the ritual reaches a climatic moment in which they all llos, weeping llos they remember their ancestors and express affection.


If the woman accepts, she settles down in the encampment of the man and if they have a child then they are considered a formal pair, which establishes mutual relations of kinshipexpressed in rights and duties of reciprocity. For the language, see Nukak language.

Ancestry and ethnicity in Colombia. Left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and the Colombian army all have troops there fighting over the coca, the raw material for cocaine. The men hunt using blowguns, with darts coated with curare “manyi”, a nukai made from different plants curares. In the following years, partly as a result of loggers and coca growers encroaching on their land, more and more Nukak came into contact with outsiders and many were devastated by diseases such as malaria and flu.

Each domestic group is part of a territorial group and other groups that are established to perform specific duties like security measures, according to amku different stations and situations. Retrieved from ” https: Nukak houses tend to be very light structures made of wood and palm-leaves, just nuka to provide a roof to sling a hammock under. Other Nukak were forced to leave at gun-point.

They specially hunt several species of monkeys Alouatta spp. Because they are so mobile, they have very few possessions, and what they have is easily portable. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The majority of the Nukak are desperate to return home, njkak as long as there is a civil war there it is very difficult and very dangerous to do so. Niall Ferguson cites them as an example of a hunter-gathering tribe which, hitherto ignorant of a money economy, has shown itself happy to exchange an arduous traditional life in their jungle homelands for a subsistence existence based on government handouts at the periphery of a globalized world of finance.

They collect vegetal materials like the elements pos to cover their encampments “wopyi” msku leaves of Phenakospermum guyannense and palms ; to make their hammocks with fiber of the cumare palm Astrocaryum sp.

Nukak – Survival International

Nukak take the sweet resin from “mupabuat” Lacunal sp. But the consequences of regular contact were appalling. In the government tried to move makh displaced Nukak back to the rainforest, but the chosen location, only fourteen kilometres from San Jose, was far too small. Nukak neither hunt nor eat brocket deerOdocoileus virginianus and tapirs Tapirus terrestris ; these animals are considered by them as part of the same group of origin as human beings.


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They also use a very sophisticated technique that has been reported in several cultures. At present time they do not make mirrors with the resin of Trattinickia glaziovii nor stone axes like they did in past times. Although they maaku on what they considered to be their ancestral territory, their sudden arrival at Calamar created a sensation in the Colombian and international loe.

The Nukak also capture rodents Cuniculus sp. They make blades with the teeth of piranha, but lately they also use metallic ones.

A man can marry several wives, although a single wife is most common, and examples of three or more are rare. What nukakk Nukak want now is for the boundaries of their reserve to be respected and for them to be able to live there in peace. Nukak are expert hunters.

After a flu epidemic and the tragic suicide of one of their spokesmen, Mao-be, the Nukak abandoned the area and went back to San Jose. A Financial history of the world, Penguin Books, p. The groups practice a form of exchange, “ihinihat”, especially when all the resources are not in the same territory.

Views Read Edit View history. Please write to the Colombian government to urge them to ensure the Nukak can return to their land. Ina group of nearly 80 Nukak left the jungle and sought assimilation along with cultural preservation.

Nukak Spanish speakers rare. This polygyny coexists with a temporal polyandry during the pregnancy in order to improve the qualities of the baby. Responses to this crisis include protests, requests for assimilation, and the suicide of leader Maw-be’. After campaigns led by Survival and local indigenous organisations, the Colombian government created a Nukak reserve in and enlarged it in These aboriginals have therefore become embroiled in Colombia’s armed conflict.

If the woman still lives in the home of the father, the gifts must include him.