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Because they nkuak so mobile, they have very few possessions, and what they have is easily portable. When they do not have matches or lighters, they use special wood Pausandra trianae to produce fire. An ” uncontacted people ” until[1] they have since lost half of their population, primarily to disease.

But the consequences of regular contact were appalling. For the language, see Nukak language.

The majority of the Nukak are desperate to return home, but as long as there is a civil war there it is very difficult and very dangerous to do so. 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.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This polygyny coexists with a temporal polyandry during the pregnancy in order to improve the qualities of the baby. Nukak people speak a tonal Njkak language. 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.

At present time they do not make mirrors with the resin of Trattinickia glaziovii nor stone axes like they did in nukk times. A Nukak mother and child. 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 and therefore the unmarried are eligible. These aboriginals have therefore become embroiled in Colombia’s armed conflict.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The most suitable couple is one made up by crossed cousins.

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Today they prefer to obtain metallic pots. Retrieved 31 March Retrieved from ” https: Please write to the Colombian government to urge them to ensure the Nukak can return to their land. They collect honey of twenty species of bees and many fruits: As one of the migrants, Pia-pe, put it: Other Nukak were forced to leave at gun-point. They collect vegetal materials like the elements necessary to cover their encampments “wopyi” with leaves of Phenakospermum guyannense and palms ; to make their hammocks with fiber of the cumare palm Astrocaryum sp.

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. 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.

They are nomadic hunter-gatherers with seasonal nomadic patterns and in addition they practice a shifting horticulture in small scale.

Nukak take the sweet resin from “mupabuat” Lacunal sp. Oos and ethnicity in Colombia. They also use a very sophisticated technique that has been reported in several cultures. The groups practice a form of exchange, “ihinihat”, especially when all the resources are not in the same territory.

The Nukak eat several species of fish, like Hoplias sp. 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.

This page was last edited on 2 Octoberat In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Nukak are expert hunters. In order to look for a pairing, a nuak 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.


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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. They are constantly on the move, spending just a few days in any one place. If the woman still lives in the home of the father, the gifts must include him.

What the Nukak want now is for the boundaries of their reserve to be respected and for them to be able to live there in peace. Traditionally, the Nukak live in small groups, between nine and thirty people, in the very deep forest away from the rivers. 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.

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Although they were on what they considered to be their ancestral territory, their sudden arrival at Calamar created a sensation in the Colombian and international press. Ina group of nearly 80 Nukak left the jungle and sought assimilation along with cultural preservation. 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. 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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Responses to this crisis include protests, requests for assimilation, and the suicide of leader Maw-be’. The men hunt using blowguns, with darts coated with curare “manyi”, a poison made from different plants curares. 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. Nukak Spanish speakers rare.