Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cairiri, a numerous Brazilian people, who at the time of the discovery occupied the whole of the Borborema mountains. At present they are known as Cairiris Velhos ("Old Cairiris") or Cairiris Novos ("New Cairiris"), according to the locality and time when they first became known. The Velhos are found chiefly in the uplands, between the provinces of Parahiba and Pernambuco, where their chief settlement of Cairiri now bears the title of Villa do Pilar. They are generally of a dirty yellow complexion, short, thick-set figures, black matted hair, and flat features. They live by the chase, and on wild berries, but some are now settled, growing maize and cotton.