cinnamon skin

originally uploaded by Tatiana Cardeal © 2005.

The Canela People compare formal friends to godfathers and godmothers or the godparents of a wedding, relationships which are common in the interior.
There is a special respect between these men and women, who should be reciprocally served, honored, and protected.

Her portuguese name is Eliana.
Canela means cinnamon.

The Canela People live in Maranhão State from Brazil.
They were divided in two sub-groups: Ramkokamekrá and Apanyekrá.
Population about 1.337 Ramkokamekrá (in 2001) and 458 Apanyekrá (in 2000).


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