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Native American Tribes of Peru

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Peruvian Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from Peru 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.



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

The Achuar and Shiwiar Indians
The Aguaruna Indians
The Amahuaca Indians
The Amarakaeri Indians
The Andoa Indians
The Ashaninca/Asheninca Indians
The Arabela Indians
The Atsahuaca Indians
The Aymara Indians
The Bora Indians
The Cahuarano Indians
The Candoshi/Shapra Indians
The Capanahua Indians
The Caquinte Indians
The Cashibo and Cacataibo Indians
The Cashinahua Indians
The Chamicuro Indians
The Chayahuita Indians
The Chitonahua Indians
The Cocama Indians
The Culina Indians
The Huachipairi Indians
The Huambisa Indians
The Huarayo Indians
The Inapari Indians
The Iquito Indians
The Isconahua Indians
The Jebero Indians
The Machiguenga/Nomatsiguenga Indians
The Mashco Piro Indians
The Mastanahua Indians
The Matses Indians
The Muniche Indians
The Ocaina Indians
The Omagua Indians
The Orejon Indians
The Pano Indians
The Quechua Indians
The Remo Indians
The Resigaro Indians
The Secoya Indians
The Sensi Indians
The Sharanahua Indians
The Ticuna Indians
The Urarina Indians
The Yagua Indians
The Yaminahua Indians
The Yanesha Indians
The Yoranahua Indians
The Witoto Indians
The Yine Indians
The Zaparo Indians

Recommended books about Peru's Native Americans:

Peru's Indian Peoples and the Challenge of Spanish Conquest: History of the Peruvian Indians and their interactions with Europeans.
*Indian Society in the Valley of Lima: Interesting history book about cultural survival among Peru's Indian tribes.
The Ancient Kingdoms of Peru: Anthropological overview of precolumbian Indian history in Peru.

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

Indian Tribes of Peru: Article on the Quechua and other indigenous Peruvian peoples.
Indigenous Peoples in Peru: Wikipedia article overviewing the Indian tribes of Peru.
Native American Nations in Peru and Bolivia: Information and photographs of tribes in this region.
The Myths of Mexico and Peru: Online collection of Native Peruvian legends.



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