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The Kalapalo are an indigenous group of people who live in Brazil, state of Mato Grosso. There were 504 people in the group in 2006. They speak a caribe language.

The Kalapalo life style changes according to climate and season. When food is abundant public rituals are performed and music is played, with participation of people from various villages. When food is scarce relations become restricted to people living in the same household, or to relatives.

Today they live in two settlements. Their former villages were located near the Kuluene River. The Kalapalo moved to their current location after the boundaries of the Xingu Reservation were established in 1961.

*Kalapalo on socioambiental.org

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