Amazing traditions and cultures of different communities such as- Bri-Bri and Naso, Embera and Wounaan and Kunas are really fascinating experiences during the trip to Panama. Most of the indigenous people live in the remote parts of Panama.
Panama is a beautiful home to more than five communities of indigenous people which is found in different parts. They have their own norms values, rituals and traditions which are completely wonderful as compared to other communities in the world.
Most popular indigenous people in Panama
Kuna- One of the undiscovered places, San Blas Island is home to Kuna community which is situated in the Caribbean Atlantic side. Most of the people from Kuna community engage in agriculture and fishing which are the major sources of economy. Recently, this beautiful island has been developed as a tourist destination due to its impressive natural as well as cultural attractions.
Guaymi- It is one of the indigenous communities in Panama who lives in Chiriqui and Veraguas which is the western part of Bocas del Toro. This community is also known as Ngobe-Bugle and agriculture is the major occupation. Most of the people have shifted to the developed cities with the purpose of employment in present days.
Bokota- Bokota people live in the northern part of Veraguas province having their own culture, traditions and language. Most of the Bokota people engage in hunting and fishing which is their occupations and they speak Buglere language.
Embera- Embera community gives the reflections of the beginning stage of human civilization. It is extremely different community in Panama who has their own culture and traditions. Most of the people from this community don’t put on full dresses either they are male or female. Their painted bodies are their cloths. Most of the Embera people live in Darien province and their native language is Choco. Fishing and hunting are the major occupations of this community.
Apart from this, there are more undiscovered indigenous communities in different islands of Panama such as- Ngobe, Wounaan Yeribe as well as Bri-Bri who have their own languages, culture and traditions.