Kulina people

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Total population
5975 (2007–2010)
Regions with significant populations
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 5,558 (2010) [1]
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru 417 (2007)
Kulina [2]
Shamanism [1]

The Kulina are an indigenous people of Brazil and Peru. 2,540 Kulina live in Amazonas and Acre in Brazil; while 400 live in southeastern Peru, along the Purus and Santa Rosa Rivers. [2]



Besides Kulina, they are also called Corina, Culina, Kulína, Kulyna, Madihá, and Madija. [2]


Kulina people speak the Kulina language, which is an Arawan language. Parts of the Bible have been translated into Kulina. [2]

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  1. 1 2 "Kulina: Introduction." Povos Indígenas no Brasil. Retrieved 19 Feb 2011.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Kulina." Ethnologue. Retrieved 19 Feb 2012.