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Indigenous Native American Tribes of Bolivia

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Bolivian Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from Bolivia that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about contributing information to our site.



The original inhabitants of the area that is now Bolivia include:

The Araona Indians
The Aymara Indians
The Ayoreo Indians
The Baure Indians
The Canichana Indians
The Cavinena Indians
The Chacobo Indians
The Chipaya Indians
The Chiquitano Indians
The Chorote Indians
The Guarani Indians
The Guarayo Indians
The Guarayu Indians
The Mataco Indians
The Mojo Indians
The Movima Indians
The Pacahuara Indians
The Paicone Indians
The Pauna Indians
The Quechua Indians
The Reyesano Indians
The Sarave Indians
The Siriono Indians
The Tacano Indians
The Toba Indians
The Toromona Indians
The Tsimane Indians
The Yaminahua Indians
The Zamuco Indians

Recommended books about Bolivia's Native Americans:

Native Tribes Of Eastern Bolivia And Western Matto Grosso: Detailed anthopology book on native Bolivian tribes.
*People of the Gran Chaco: Essays on the Chacoan tribes of Bolivia and interior South America.
*Lines in the Water: Nature and Culture at Lake Titicaca: An anthropologist's memoirs of the highland Indians of Bolivia.

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

Indian Tribes of Bolivia: Article on the Quechua, Aymara, and other indigenous Bolivian Indians.
Indigenous Peoples in Bolivia: Wikipedia article overviewing the Indian tribes of Bolivia.
Bolivia Lowland Indians: Article on the Indian tribes of the Bolivia Oriente lowlands.
Native American Nations in Peru and Bolivia: Information and photographs of Indian tribes in this region.
Language Map of Bolivia: Images showing the distribution of Bolivian Indian languages.
The Musical Arts of the Bolivian Indian: Article on Bolivian Indian music, with pictures of native pipes and flutes.
The Bolivian Pollera: Article on Bolivian Indian women's clothing in the modern day.
Language Maps of Bolivia: Map showing where Argentina's thirty-one official minority languages are spoken.



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