Terra Indígena Tirecatinga

Area inhabited by Nambikwara, Nambikwara Halotesu, Nambikwara Sawentesu and Nambikwara Wakalitesu.




Population in the IL

131 mil

Area (ha)



Legal situation Homologada
Legal jurisdiction Amazônia Legal
States (FS) MT
Isolated indigenous? Não
Frontier Stripe? Não
Overlapping Areas 0



Towns with incidence in this Indigenous Land

Towns - Terra Indígena Tirecatinga

# State (FS) Municipality Municipality Area (ha) IL area in the Municipality (ha) IL area in the Municipality (%)
1 MT Sapezal 1,362,436.80 131,068.78

Territorial Rights

Official recognition stage: Homologada (Decreto 291 - 30/10/1991)

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1 - Em Identificação
2 - Identificada
3 - Declarada
4 - Reservada
5 - Homologada
6 - Registrada no CRI e/ou SPU
7 - Restrição de uso
8 - Dominial Indígena
75% Finished

Homologada por Decreto 291 - 30/10/1991

Legal history

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Related Normative Acts - Terra Indígena Tirecatinga

Document Stage Number Date Publication
Decreto Homologada 89.260 28/12/1983 29/12/1983
Decreto Homologada 291 29/10/1991 30/10/1991
Outros Declarada 104 11/04/1986

Peoples and Demography

In accord with recent data 244 peoples living in this IL.

Peoples Linguistic family Language
Nambikwara Nambikwára Nambikwara
     Nambikwara Halotesu Nambikwára Nambikwara
     Nambikwara Sawentesu Nambikwára Nambikwara
     Nambikwara Wakalitesu Nambikwára Nambikwara
Year Population in the Indigenous Land Source
2022 244 IBGE
2010 174 IBGE
2003 117 Funai
1996 137 Funai
1989 124 Funai



Tipo de Cobertura Vegetal Cobertura (%)
Contato Savana-Floresta Estacional 44.65
Savana 55.35

Bacias Hidrográficas

Bacia Abrangência (%)
Tapajos 100.00


Bioma Cobertura (%)
Cerrado 100.00


Distribution of the presence of the State through Funai and Sesai

National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI)
Regional Coordination Office (CR) Special Indigenous Health District (DSEI)
Cuiabá coverage Cuiabá (MT) coverage


Agent Type
PI Utiariti FUNAI
Pref. Municipal de Sapezal PREFEITURA MUNICIPAL

Indigenous Organizations

There are records of 4 Indigenous Organizations in the region

Name Acronym
Associação Indígena Himerese
Associação Indígena Moxi
Associação Waklitsu
Mobilização dos Povos Indígenas do Cerrado MOPIC

Projects with indigenous participation

There is no stored information about projects for Terra Indígena Tirecatinga.

Pressures and Threats

Threats to the environment and to the life of the indigenous peoples - Terra Indígena Tirecatinga.

Potential risks and existing problems

Category Type
Fundiário Arrendamento

Deforestation in the Legal Amazon

This subject present the deforestation data analysis made by the Brazilian Amazonian Rainforest Satellite Monitoring Project (Prodes) run by the National Institute of Space Research (INPE). The Prodes aims to map deforestation in forest areas of Legal.

Total identified of deforestation until year 2000: 99 hectares
Total identified of deforestation until 2008: 113 hectares


Area covered by the point: a hotspot indicates the existence of fire in one picture element (pixel), which varies from 1 km x 1 km to 5 km x 4 km. This pixel may contain one or several distinct fires, but these will be represented as a single spot. If a fire is very extensive, it will be detected by some neighbouring pixels: in other words, various hot spots will be associated with a single large fire.

Overlapping Areas

Não existem sobreposições desta Terra Indígena com Unidades de Conservação.


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