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Native American Tribes of Chile

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Chilean Indian tribes and the indigenous languages of Chile. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to a Chilean native tribe that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about how to contribute information to our site.

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The original people of the area that is now Chile include:

The Aymara Indians
The Kaweskar Indians
The Mapuche Indians
The Quechua Indians
The Tiwanaku Indians
The Yamana (Yaghan) Indians

Recommended books about Chile's Native Americans:
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The Mapuche Indians of Chile: Interesting history of this Chilean tribe.
*The Lost Tribes of Tierra del Fuego: Selk'nam, Yamana, Kawésqar:
    Book about the native tribes of far southern Argentina and Chile.

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

Indigenous People's Rights in Chile: Article on Chile Indians and their struggle for equality in the modern day.
Indigenous Peoples in Chile: Wikipedia article overviewing the Indian tribes of Chile.
Ethnologue Report for Chile: List of languages spoken in Chile, with links to demographic information about each.

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