Indigenous Group Mbya (Also known as: Mbaya, MbyŠ, Mbua)
Location Paraguay Department of Caaguazu, Guaira, Gaazapa, San Pedro, Concepcion, Canindeyu, Itopua
Estimated Population 5,000 (2005, Instituto Socioambiental)
Environment Rainforest / Savannah / Lowland
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Hunter / Gatherer / Agriculture / Handicraft Sales
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Guarani, Mbya
Classification: Tupi, Tupi-Guarani, Subgroup I
Alternative names: MbyŠ
Website URLs Instituto Socioambiental - Mbaya people:
USAID Empowers Indigenous Leaders in Paraguay to Defend Homes
Guarani indigenous feather art
Viva Paraguay
Ethnologue : Languages of Paraguay
Where Soy Is King, Indigenous Group Pushed out for Farm Co-Op
NGOs CIRD (Centro de Informacion y Recursos para el Desarrollo)
USAID Paraguay