Two distinct ethnic groups speak Para Gaviao: Parakatêjê and Pukobjê. Ethnic population: 340 Parakatêjê, 470 Pukobjê (2005 ISA).
Pará, new village called ‘Kaikoturé’, near Marabá; scattered in or near original locations in Maranhão.
Ceremonies, songs, speeches. Positive attitudes. Increasingly also use regional Portuguese [por]. Portuguese used in schools.
Ethnic autonym: Parakatêjê Indian Community. Not to be confused with the Gavião of Jiparana [gvo].