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Copy of Tupi Presentation for A.P human

Description of the Tupi Tribe
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By : Kelly Penn
1B AP Human Outline Map
Description of culture and population
Language of the Tupi
Religion
Practice of cannibalism and sacrifice
History of the Tupi
Slavery
Economy
*Ethnic group % in national populations not able to be found for the ethnicity -Tupinamb'a
Pictures of Guarani and Tupi people The Continent of Brazil- The Tupi were a Brazilian tribe that inhabited most of
Brazil's coast . The estimated population of this tribe was one million people . The Tupi people were divided into 7 different tribes ranging from 300 to 2,000 people per tribe . The Tupi were neolithic, gathering and hunting beings . Description of Tupi culture Language of the Tupi The
Tupi Tribe
of
Brazil Other Tupi tribes later on
migrated from the coast and
to the countries of Bolivia,
Paraguay, and Argentina . Region Hearth The Tupi at one point was a single ethnic group that spoke a common language . Studies say that the Tupi language is not really a language in its self. Tupi is a linguistic family . Linguistic , meaning the study of the nature , structure , and variation of a language . Most words in Brazilian Portuguese come from languages of the Tupi-Guarani linguistic branch , which is the best known language known of the Tupi . There are 70 languages of the Tupi in South America ! The Tupi practiced the act of cannibalism . They captured warriors from other Tupi tribes and ate them because they believed that they were gaining the warriors strengths . Sacrificed warriors were only those that were said to be strong . They did not just eat any warrior of their chose . Also , they ate the remains of their own dead relatives as a form of honoring them . But after religious influence by the Portuguese, cannibalism started to decrease .
The Tupi believed in a supreme God called by the name Maria . Also, along the way when the Portuguese settled along the coast of Brazil they brought along Catholic and Christian missionaries . Religion The Tupi religion played a role in allowing and accepting the Portuguese on to their native lands . Despite of what they thought of the Portuguese, it was their duty , by their religion , to be generous to them . They thought they had came by magic by their God , Maria . But , they would soon see that the Portuguese would bring with them disaster to their people ! History of the Tupi people About the Guarani language Guarani , another Tupian language related to Old Tupi stood its ground and resisted the spread of Spanish better than how the Tupi got taken over by the Portuguese . This is why Guarani is the most known language . Guarani, today, has 7 million speakers and is one of the official languages of Paraguay and Bolivia ! The word "Jaguar" is an original
Tupi Guarani word ! The Tupi people were one of the main ethnic groups of the Brazilan indigenous people . The Amazon forest , is believed by scholars , to be the first place they settled . Then , overtime , they started to spread southward and soon occupied the Atlantic Coast as well . Then the Portuguese settled and made contact with the Tupi . The Tupi population was almost wiped out because of slavery and diseases they had no knowledge of how to cure . Diseases such as small pox's , measles ,tuberculosis , typhoid , dysentery , and influenza were carried from Europeans and Africans . The enslavement of the natives in Brazil , because of the Portuguese determination to exploit their labor , shaped and set Brazil's modern boundaries . **African slaves were brought over to the Tupi lands also so they could work in sugar fields along with the Tupi . Economy The Tupi economy was later turned into a market economy , and so because of this Brazilian society gradually started to lose its characteristics of the Tupi Now, Brazil is a struck place for oil . A large off shore Tupi oil field , discovered in 2006 , was named in honor of the Tupi people ! Traditional hair cuts , head wear , and body paint/ tattoos The Tupi Guarani The Tupi Guarani practiced slash and burn agriculture . It is the act of clearing sections of the rainforest away by hacking tree trunks and burning away at the base of the trees . (Didn't destroy or hurt the Amazon though )
Also, they planted a unique sweet plant herb called kaa he-he, known today as the Stevia Shrub. Natives used stevia to enhance the taste of bitter mate or their medicinal potions.
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