How many are they?
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As a whole, the indian population has been growing during the last 28 years, although some specific peoples have decreased in number and some others are even threatened to disappear. Among the indian peoples in Brazil at present, listed by the ISA , seven have populations between 5 and 40 individuals!
The total indigenous population in Brazil, according to 2010 IBGE Census, adds up to 896.917 individuals, which corresponds to aproximately 0,47% of the country's total population.
From the 255 peoples listed, 48 have part of their population living abroad (in another country or other countries). Even when there is demographic information on that subject, it becomes clear that these parts have not been considered in the global estimate to Brazil or in the present classification.