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Traditional tupi knowledge: being together, learning, nhembojera

Ana Paula da Silva About the author


The article tries to reflect on the dynamics of the transmission of traditional knowledge and practices of the Tupi, recorded by French chroniclers between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, valuing indigenous conceptions related to biodiversity. To this end, some classificatory categories regarding plants and animals were analyzed, allowing for the discussion of part of the taxonomic system and the way people speaking the Tupinambá language knew.

Indigenous education; Indigenous knowledge; Orality; Tupi taxonomy

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