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Legendary Native American Figures: Ikujuri (Kujuli)

Name: Ikujuri
Tribal affiliation: Apalai, Wayana
Alternate spellings: Ikujuli, Kujuri, Kujuli
Pronunciation: ee-koo-joo-ree
Type: Creator gods, culture heroes
Related figures in other tribes: Keri and Kami (Bakairi)

Ikujuri and Mopo are the two creator gods of the Apalai and Wayana tribes. Together, they created humans, adapted the world for them to live on, and taught them Native culture.

Ikujuri Stories

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Rain Forest Literatures: Amazonian Texts and Latin American Culture:
    An interesting comparison of traditional stories from the Cariban and Arawakan tribes.

Additional Resources

 Apalai stories
 Apalai language
 Wayana language
 Indians in Brazil
 Amazon Indian tribes
 Cariban languages



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