The Kaxinawá individuals (Huni Kuin) are an indigenous people of Brazil and Peru. Their towns lie along the Purus and Curanja Rivers in Peru and the Tarauacá, Jordão, Breu, Muru, Envira, Humaitã, and Purus Rivers.

In the Peruvian Amazon jungle, some Kaxinawá survive the Alto Purús Indigenous Territory with the Kulina individuals.

The Kaxinawá are also referred to as the Cashinauá, Caxinauá, or Kashinawa people. This name originated from kaxi or “bat” and nawa meaning “individuals” or “immigrants”. Their autonym is Huni Kuin or “real men”, from huni, “male”, and kuin significance “real.”.

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