We speak a language from the Jê family and live in villages between 50 to 600 people. We live in a transition region between the cerrado and the Amazon forest, as well as the forest itself. The center of the village – ngàipôk-ri is the center of our cosmological universe. It is there that the Casa dos Guerreiros (Warriors Hourse) – ngà-be is located, a space that welcomes the different organizations of men, as well as being a place of great importance for the political and ritual life of the village.
Traditionally, the center of the village is surrounded by a ring of houses, which is a space led by women and their ceremonial associations, in addition to their daily activities with childcare. As we move further away from the village, we find spaces where children play, the river, our gardens, hunting fields and a vast territory full of biodiversity that our ancestors helped create with sophisticated forestry management techniques.