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As one of the migrants, Pia-pe, put it: If mqku 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. They make blades with the teeth of piranha, but lately they also use metallic ones.

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These aboriginals have therefore become embroiled in Colombia’s armed conflict. But the consequences of regular contact were appalling. They also use a very sophisticated technique that has been reported in several cultures. A Financial history of the world, Penguin Books, p. They are constantly on the move, spending just a few days in any one place.

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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What the Nukak want now is for the boundaries of their reserve to mqku respected and for them to be able to live there in peace. They collect honey of twenty species of bees and many fruits: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In order to look for a pairing, a man must have gone through an initiation ritual in which he endures several penalties and difficulties, to demonstrate the fundamental abilities for the subsistence and consumes a hallucinogen Virola sp.

Nukak houses tend to be very light structures made of wood and palm-leaves, just enough to provide a roof to sling a hammock under.


The groups practice a form of exchange, “ihinihat”, especially when all the resources are not in the same territory. An ” uncontacted people ” until[1] they have since lost half of their population, primarily to disease. Retrieved mqku ” https: Nukak Spanish speakers rare. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Nukak people speak a tonal Nadahup language. 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. 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.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Nukak also capture rodents Cuniculus sp.

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Parallel cousins marriage is forbidden, that being the reason why each man looks for a suitable woman in groups where his maternal sisters and aunts are married nkkak therefore the unmarried are eligible.

In the government tried to nukk the displaced Nukak back to the rainforest, but the chosen location, only fourteen kilometres from San Jose, was far too small. This page was last edited on 2 Octoberat Today they prefer to obtain metallic pots. 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 maiu or harpoons, traps or baskets “mei”, water cages.

The lossbase 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. The Nukak have already suffered the 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.

Niall Ferguson cites them as an example of a hunter-gathering lls 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.


Each domestic group is part of a territorial group and other groups that are established to perform specific duties like security measures, according to the different stations and situations. The Nukak eat mqku species of fish, like Hoplias sp. The men hunt using blowguns, with darts tipped with curarea poison made from up to five different plants. Traditionally, the Nukak live in small groups, between nine and thirty people, in the very deep forest away from the rivers.

Other Nukak were forced to leave at gun-point. Left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and the Colombian army all have troops there fighting over the coca, the raw material for cocaine. After campaigns led by Survival and local indigenous mqku, the Colombian government created a Nukak reserve in and enlarged it in Because they are so mobile, they have very few possessions, and what they have is easily portable.

Retrieved 31 March If the woman still lives in the home of the father, the gifts must include him. Please write to the Colombian government to urge them to ensure the Nukak can return to their land. For the language, see Nukak language. A Nukak mother and child. They are nomadic hunter-gatherers with seasonal nomadic patterns and in addition they nuka, a shifting horticulture in small scale. 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 embrace, weeping while they remember their ancestors and express affection.

They specially hunt several species of monkeys Alouatta spp.

Also they use javelins of Socratea exorrhiza palm wood to hunt two ols of peccaries Tayassu pecari and T. A man can marry several wives, although a single wife is most common, and examples of three or more are rare.