Skip to main content

Brazil has 1.7 million Indigenous people, near double the count from prior census, government says

Brazil's national statistics institute released census data that revealed the full scope of the nation’s Indigenous population: 1,693,535 people. While just 0.8% of Brazil’s population, the figure marks an 89% jump from the nation’s prior census, in 2010, due to greater willingness of people to recognize their roots and better survey methods, including access to previously unreachable villages, she said. The latter largely explains why their numbers within Indigenous territories grew 20%, to 622,066.

Media Miss by the Right

See who else is reporting on this story and which side of the political spectrum they lean. To read other sources, click on the plus signs below.

Learn more about this data

Left 53%

Center 36%

Right 11%

Bias Distribution

Click to see headlines

Far
Left

+0

Left

+0

Far
Right

+0

Untracked Bias

52 other sources covering this story

Total News Sources

52

Leaning Left

19

Center

13

Leaning Right

4

Last Updated

10 months ago

Bias Distribution Powered by Ground News