Wapisiana

ETHNONYMS: Matisana, Vapidiana, Wapishana, Wapixana


Kinship

Like other Guianan Indian groups, the Wapisiana do not name or organize themselves into kin or descent groups. The traditional terminology resembles the Crow system.


Bibliography

Farabee, William Curtis (1918). The Central Arawaks. University of Pennsylvania Anthropological Publications, vol. 9. Philadelphia: University Museum.


Herrmann, Lucila. (1946-1947). "A organização social dos vapidiana." Sociologia (São Paulo) 8:119-134, 203-215, 284-304; 9:54-82.


Secchi, Nelson, and Sandra Secchi (1983). "A situação atual dos índios Wapixana." Boletim (Diocese de Roraima, Boa Vista), no. 5.


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