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Native American Tribes and Languages of Argentina

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Argentinian Indian tribes and the languages they speak. Some pages contain more information than others. If you are a member of an indigenous tribe of Argentina who is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see your tribe featured here, please contact us about contributing information to our site.

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The original inhabitants of the area that is now Argentina included:

*The Abipon Indians *The Aymara Indians *The Chorote Indians
*The Chulupi Indians *The Guarani Indians *The Kaiwa Indians
*The Lule Indians *The Mapuche Indians *The Mataco Indians
*The Mocovi Indians *The Ona (Selknam) Indians *The Pilaga Indians
*The Puelche Indians *The Quechua Indians *The Tehuelche Indians
*The Toba Indians *The Vilela Indians

Recommended books about Argentina's Native Americans:

Contemporary Perspectives on the Native Peoples of Pampa, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego:
    Excellent book about the American Indians of Argentina.
*Peoples of the Gran Chaco:
    Essays on the Chacoan tribes of Argentina and interior South America.
*The Lost Tribes of Tierra del Fuego: Selk'nam, Yamana, Kawésqar:
    Book about the native tribes of far southern Argentina and Chile.
*Indios de las Pampas Argentinas:
    Collection of Argentine Indian myths and legends. In Spanish and English.
*Tourism in Northeastern Argentina: The Intersection of Human and Indigenous Rights with the Environment:
    Case study about the effects of ecotourism on Argentina's native peoples.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Argentina:

Argentina Animals: Picture dictionary showing the translation of animal words into native Argentinian languages.
Indigenous Peoples in Argentina: Information on the diverse indigenous cultures of Argentina.
Argentina's Forgotten People: Essay about Argentinian Indians today.
Argentina's Indigenous Shadows: Article about Native American rights and cultural preservation in Argentina.
National Languages of Argentina: Map showing where Argentina's sixteen official minority languages are spoken.
Argentina Indigenous People: Argentina Native links page.

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