The Ticuna make up the largest indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon. With a history marked by the violent entry of rubber tappers, fishermen and loggers into the Solimões River region, it was only in the 1990s that they achieved official recognition of most of their lands. Currently, they face the challenge of guaranteeing their economic and environmental sustainability, as well as reciprocating relations with the surrounding society, keeping their rich culture alive. The international repercussion that the masks, designs and paintings of this people have obtained is not by chance.
Ticuna individuals speak the Ticuna dialect, which is normally distinguished as a dialect detachment, although it can potentially be identified with the destroyed Yuri dialect along these lines framing the speculative Ticuna-Yuri encounter.
The Ticuna dialect was once thought to be an Arawakan dialect, however theirs has now been disparaged as more likely than not that the Ticuna have embraced numerous etymological highlights due to their long history of connection to Arawakan-speaking clans.
It is composed in its content in Latin. Ticuna, or Tikuna, is a dialect spoken by around 50,000 people in Brazil, Peru and Colombia. It is the local dialect of Ticuna individuals. Ticuna is mostly a delegated dialect offshoot, however it can be identified with the finished Yuri dialect (see Ticuna-Yuri) and there has been some exploration demonstrating similarities between Ticuna and Carabayo.
Religion and rituals of the Ticuna
Ticuna individuals verifiably perfected shamanism, despite the fact that with the impact of Christian teachers since contact, shamans have turned out to be rare in all but the most confined networks. Ta'e was the Ticuna-making god who watched over the earth, while Yo'i and Ip were legendary saints in Ticuna fables who helped ward off evil presences. Depending on various indicators, some say that the Ticuanas basically rehearse the ethnic religion, while different assessments say that between 30% and 90% are Christian.