Disney Wiki
Disney Wiki

See, the Pelegostos believe that Jack is a god in human form and they intend to do the honor of releasing him from his fleshy prison.
Joshamee Gibbs describing the Pelegostos tribe to Will Turner

The Pelegostos Tribe is a group of cannibals and the tertiary antagonists in the 2006 Disney live-action film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.


The tribe is shown to have cannibalistic behavior and consists of many warriors in it. They are shown to be luring people into their trap as it is said that sailors traded spices for their local food (long pork, aka flesh).

The native language they speak is Umshoko, a mix of various languages. Jack uses it well enough so he can speak to them. They also decorated their bodies with paint, piercings and tribal masks to help them camouflage, in order to ambush unsuspecting prey. Their native homes are in the craggy jungle steppes with their huts made of plant fiber. For weapons, the Pelegostos tribe used spears, machetes, bow and arrows, and blow-pipes loaded with drugged darts.


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

As Pintel and Ragetti arrive at Pelegostos while trying to get the Black Pearl out of beach, Ragetti tells his companion Pintel to cancel the plan because the two could be facing danger. Meanwhile, Jack Sparrow is crowned as the ruler of the Pelegostos tribe. Jack asks them for more fire so some of the Pelegostos members add more wood; however, they only notice Jack has left. Back with them, the tribe tries to eat Jack, as the cannibals prepare for a big fire just as Jack distracts the cannibals to help him escape from a fiery fate. As Joshamee Gibbs, Will Turner, and the crew of the Black Pearl arrive on top of the island, the tribe chases the prisoners while Jack grabs a knife from a nearby tribesman to free himself. As the tribe approaches closer, Jack's crew frees themselves from their cage after falling into water just as the tribe prepares to throw spears at the group, but this was interrupted when a boy part of the tribe explains that Jack has escaped.

Escaping the villages, Jack and his crew prepare to get the Black Pearl out of the beach just as the Pelegostos tribe charges towards Jack and his crew because the dinner was disrupted while the Prison Dog barks to alert the crew that the tribe wants Jack back for their ritual. Having escaped from the tribe, the Prison Dog is left behind just as the tribe chases him across the island.

In a post-credits scene, it is shown that the Prison Dog is crowned as the chief of the Pelegostos. In the sequel film, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, the dog is shown to be fine and in the possession of Edward Teague in Shipwreck Cove.

Other Appearances

Printed Materials

In the "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" novelization by Elizabeth Rudnick, it is said that Pelegostos would be recapped by Jack Sparrow who told his crew to pay tribute to his encounter with the Pelegostos tribe.

Disney Parks

Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island

While not appearing in the park, the bone-cages of the Pelegostos can be seen at the Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island in Disneyland in the area known as smuggler's cove. It provides photo-opportunities for guests.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

There is an image in this bar of Jack Sparrow alongside Trader Sam on Pelegostos alongside a tribal warrior of the island.

The Tribe's Umshoko Language

Phrase Meaning
Rah rah rah fi fi Big, big, big fire
Bugo Please
Kamino Come back

External links

v - e - d
Films: The Curse of the Black PearlDead Man's ChestAt World's EndOn Stranger TidesDead Men Tell No Tales

Short film: Tales of the Code: Wedlocked
Books: Jack Sparrow prequel novelsPirates of the Caribbean: Legends of the Brethren CourtPirates of the Caribbean: The Price of FreedomPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: The Visual GuidePirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Ultimate Sticker Book)
Video games: Pirates of the CaribbeanThe Legend of Jack SparrowPirates of the Caribbean OnlineDisney UniverseKingdom Hearts IIPirates of the Caribbean Multiplayer MobileLEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video GamePirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndPirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the DamnedPirates of the Caribbean (pinball)Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestPirates of the Caribbean: Master of the SeasDisney InfinityDisney Heroes: Battle ModeKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Sorcerer's Arena

Disney Parks
Treasure CovePiratelandPirate TakeoverA Pirate's Adventure: Treasures of the Seven SeasEl Teatro FandangoJungle River Cruise: Pirate Takeover!Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer IslandPirates of the CaribbeanPirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken TreasureShipwreck ShoreSiren's RevengeThe Legend of Captain Jack SparrowPirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Buccaneer Gold

Entertainment: Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate TutorialEye of the Storm: Captain Jack's Stunt SpectacularFantasmic!Pirates Summer Battle "Get Wet!"
Restaurants: Blue Bayou RestaurantPintel & Ragetti's Grub to GrabThe Snackin’ KrakenTortuga TavernTortuga Treats
Shops: Doubloon MarketJolly GypsyPirates LeaguePirate Treasure
Fireworks: Celebrate the MagicDisney Movie MagicFantasy in the SkyHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightMagic, Music and MayhemThe Magic, the Memories and YouRemember... Dreams Come TrueWorld of Color
Halloween: Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadePirates of the Caribbean Ghost TrailThe Nightmare Experiment

The Curse of the Black Pearl: Jack SparrowHector BarbossaJoshamee GibbsWill TurnerElizabeth SwannJames NorringtonGovernor Weatherby SwannPintel and RagettiJack the MonkeyCottonMartyMurtogg and MullroyTheodore GrovesAnamariaCotton's ParrotGilletteGiselleScarlettBo'sunJacobyKoehlerTwiggWeatherby
Dead Man's Chest: Davy JonesCutler BeckettIan MercerTia DalmaKrakenBootstrap Bill TurnerMaccusClankerPenrodAnglerRatlinKolenikoHadrasPalificoOgilveyCrashWyvernGreenbeardJimmy LegsLeechPelegostos Tribe
At World's End: Sao FengTai HuangLian and ParkEduardo VillanuevaSri Sumbhajee AngriaCapitaine ChevalleAmmand the CorsairMistress ChingCaptain TeagueMoreyGreitzer
On Stranger Tides: AngelicaBlackbeardPhilip SwiftSyrenaGarhengSalamanScrumDerrickGunnerQuartermasterMarinaMermaids of Whitecap BayTamaraSpaniardKing FerdinandKing George IIRedcoats
Dead Men Tell No Tales: Captain SalazarLesaroHenry TurnerCarina SmythUncle JackScarfieldShansaGhost SharksGhost Seagulls
Tales of the Code: MungardMarquis d'Avis
Attraction: ReddAuctioneerCaptain XPrison DogSeedy PrisonersHook Hand PirateSkeleton HelmsmanBarker BirdBeacon JoeThe Pooped PirateOld BillCarlosFortune RedCaptain GoreJean LafitteTom SawyerSkeleton PillagerSkeleton Pirate CaptainPirate Robber
Video Games: Black BartyJolly Roger

Books: MontezumaJames the MysteriousArabella SmithSilver

Crew of the Black PearlCursed CrewCrew of the Flying DutchmanEast India Trading CompanyBrethren CourtSpaniard's crewBlackbeard's Zombie OfficersCrew of the Silent MaryCrew of the Wicked Wench
Isla TesoroDead Man's CovePort Royal, JamaicaFort CharlesTortugaIsla de MuertaPelegostosIsla CrucesSingaporeDavy Jones' LockerShipwreck CoveLondon, EnglandSpainWhitecap BayFountain of Youth
Wicked WenchBlack PearlFlying DutchmanQueen Anne's RevengeHMS InterceptorHMS DauntlessHMS EndeavorJolly MonBarnacleDying GullSilent MaryThe Sailing Ship Columbia
Jack Sparrow's hatJack Sparrow's swordJack Sparrow's compassCursed TreasureTreasure of CortésElizabeth Swann's gold medallionRagetti's wooden eyeJar of DirtDavy Jones' pipe organKey to the Dead Man's ChestDead Man's ChestMao Kun MapPirata CodexJack Sparrow's Pirate BeadsSword of TritonJack Sparrow Voodoo DollChalices of CartagenaDark MagicVoodooDavy Jones and Calypso's LocketsTrident of Poseidon
"Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" • Theme park soundtrackSoundtrack Treasures CollectionSwashbuckling Sea Songs1966 soundtrackThe Medallion CallsHe's a PiratePirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (soundtrack)Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (soundtrack)Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (soundtrack)Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (soundtrack)Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (soundtrack)Pirates RemixedHoist the ColoursMy Jolly Sailor Bold
See Also
Pirates of the Caribbean Trading Card GameLiar's Dice