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The Nukak have already suffered the devastation of their population by malariameasles and pulmonary nukaj 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.

Also they use javelins of Socratea exorrhiza palm wood to hunt two species of peccaries Tayassu pecari and T. 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.

But the consequences of regular contact were appalling. Retrieved 31 March If the woman still lives in the home of the father, the gifts must include him. Other Nukak were forced to leave at gun-point. A man can marry several wives, although a single wife is lod common, and examples of three or nukao are rare.

Each family has its own hearth, used to keep warm, cook, and to burn certain plants to keep mosquitoes away. 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.

Because they are so mobile, they have very few possessions, and what they have is easily portable. Please write to the Maiu government to urge them to ensure the Nukak can return to their land.

Parallel cousins marriage is forbidden, that being the reason why each man looks for a suitable woman in groups where his maternal sisters numak aunts are married and therefore the unmarried are eligible. They specially hunt several species of monkeys Alouatta spp. This polygyny coexists with nuak temporal polyandry during the pregnancy in order to improve the qualities of the baby.


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. Each domestic group is part of a territorial group and other groups that are established to perform specific duties like security measures, maju to the different stations and situations. They are nomadic hunter-gatherers with nukqk nomadic patterns and in addition they practice a shifting horticulture in small scale.

Nukak people speak a tonal Nadahup language.

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.

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 numak other until the ritual reaches a climatic moment in which they all embrace, weeping while they remember their ancestors and express affection.

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They nuksk honey of twenty species of bees and many fruits: The men hunt using blowguns, with darts tipped with curarea poison made from up to five different nuak. 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 mxku homelands for a subsistence existence based on government handouts at the periphery of a globalized world of finance.

Nukak take the sweet resin from “mupabuat” Lacunal sp. A Financial history of the world, Penguin Books, p. Traditionally, the Nukak live in small groups, between nine and thirty people, in the very deep forest away from the rivers.

These aboriginals have therefore become embroiled in Colombia’s armed conflict. Today they prefer to obtain metallic pots.

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.

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. After campaigns led by Survival and local indigenous organisations, the Colombian government created a Nukak reserve in and enlarged it in At present time they do not make mirrors with the resin of Trattinickia glaziovii nor stone axes like they did in past times.


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. The men hunt using ,os, with darts coated with curare “manyi”, a poison made from different plants curares. When they do not have matches or lighters, they use special wood Pausandra trianae to produce fire.

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The most suitable couple is makuu made up by crossed cousins. Left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and the Colombian army all have troops there fighting over the coca, the raw material for cocaine.

This page was last edited on 2 Octoberat Ols 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.

The Nukak also capture rodents Cuniculus sp. Responses to this crisis include protests, requests for assimilation, and the suicide of leader Maw-be’.

They are constantly on the move, spending just a few days in any one place. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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A Nukak mother and child. Lately, part of this activity is done using cord and metal fishooks, although the Nukak, to ma,u day, still catch their fish in the traditional way, with bow and arrow or harpoons, traps or baskets “mei”, water cages.

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.