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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. 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.

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 Argentina's native peoples.
*Peoples of the Gran Chaco: Essays on the Chacoan tribes of Argentina and interior South America.
*Indios de las Pampas Argentinas: Collection of Argentine Indian myths and legends. In Spanish and English.

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

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.



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