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An ” uncontacted people ” until[1] they have since lost half of their population, primarily to disease.

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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. Left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and the Colombian army all have troops there fighting over the coca, the raw material for cocaine.

Nukak take the sweet resin from “mupabuat” Lacunal sp.

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. They are constantly on the move, spending just a few days in any one place.

Other Nukak were forced to leave at gun-point. From Loss, the free encyclopedia. The majority of the Nukak are desperate to return home, but as long as there is a civil war there nukzk is very difficult and very dangerous to do so. Retrieved from ” https: The Nukak eat several species of fish, like Hoplias sp. The most suitable couple is one made up by crossed cousins. 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.


As one of the migrants, Pia-pe, put it: These aboriginals have therefore become embroiled in Colombia’s armed conflict. They also use a very sophisticated technique that has been reported in several cultures.

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But the consequences of regular contact were appalling. The Nukak also capture rodents Cuniculus 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 ,aku of kinshipexpressed in rights and duties of reciprocity. A Nukak mother and child. Nukak Spanish speakers rare.

Responses to this crisis include protests, requests for assimilation, and the nu,ak of leader Maw-be’. A man can marry several wives, although a single wife is most common, and examples of three or more are rare. Nukak are expert hunters. They specially hunt several species of monkeys Alouatta spp.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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. The groups practice a form of exchange, “ihinihat”, nuoak when all the resources are not in the same territory.


In 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 nuak flu.

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.

Also they use javelins of Socratea exorrhiza palm wood to hunt two species of peccaries Tayassu pecari and T. They are nomadic hunter-gatherers with seasonal nomadic patterns and in addition they practice a shifting horticulture in small scale. Ina group of nearly 80 Nukak left the jungle and sought assimilation along with cultural preservation. 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.

For the language, see Nukak 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.