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Native American Tribes of Ecuador
This is an index to the Native American information on our website pertaining to Ecuador Indian tribes
and the languages they speak.
Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from Ecuador that is not currently
listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please
contact us about contributing information to our
The original inhabitants of the area that is now Ecuador include:
The Achuar and Shiwiar Indians
The Awa-Cuaiquer Indians
The Cara Indians
The Chachi Indians
The Cofan Indians
The Pasto Indians
The Quichua Indians
The Secoya Indians
The Shuar Indians
The Siona Indians
The Tsafiki Indians
The Waorani (Auca) Indians
The Zaparo Indians
Recommended books about Ecuador's Native Americans:
Interesting book about the post-Columbian history of the Indians of Ecuador.
Life and Death in Early Colonial Ecuador:
History of the modern indigenous rights movement in Ecuador.
Highland Indians and the State in Modern Ecuador:
An anthropology book on the Jibaras.
Blood, Revenge, War and Victory Feasts Among the Jibara Indians of Eastern Ecuador:
Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Ecuador:
Advocacy group representing the indigenous peoples of Ecuador.
Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador:
Native Ecuadorian organization working to preserve indigenous culture.
Article dealing with the various Ecuadorian Indian tribes.
Indigenous Peoples of Ecuador:
Map showing where Ecuador's languages are spoken.
Languages of Ecuador:
Information and photographs of the Quechua and other tribes in this region.
Native American Nations in Northern South America:
Article on the history of the Incan empire in Ecuador, with pictures of Inca ruins.
Inca History of Ecuador:
Article on the sociological challenges that have faced the Indians of Ecuador since the 1880's.
Citizens, Indians and Women:
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