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Indian Tribes and Languages of South America

Click on each country for a listing of Native American tribes that have lived there.



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

*Abipon Indian tribe *Achagua Indian tribe *Achuar-Shiwiar tribe *Aguaruna Indian tribe *Akawaio Indian tribe
*Akuriyo Indian tribe *Amahuaca Indian tribe *Amarakaeri Indian tribe *Amarizana Indian tribe *Amuesha Indian tribe
*Andoa Indian tribe *Apalai Indian tribe *Apinaye Indian tribe *Arabela Indian tribe *Arara do Para tribe
*Arawak Indian tribe *Arawete Indian tribe *Aruan Indian tribe *Ashaninka Indian tribe *Atruahi Indian tribe
*Atsahuaca Indian tribe *Awa Indian tribe *Aymara Indian tribe *Ayoreo Indian tribe *Bakairi Indian tribe
*Baniva Indian tribe *Baniwa Indian tribe *Barasana Indian tribe *Bare Indian tribe *Bari Indian tribe
*Baure Indian tribe *Bora Indian tribe *Bororo Indian tribe *Cabiyari Indian tribe *Cacua Indian tribe
*Cahuarana Indian tribe *Canela Indian tribe *Canichana Indian tribe *Capanahua Indian tribe *Cara Indian tribe
*Carapana Indian tribe *Carib Indian tribe *Carijona Indian tribe *Carutana Indian tribe *Cashibo Indian tribe
*Cashinahua Indian tribe *Catio Indian tribe *Chachi Indian tribe *Chacobo Indian tribe *Chamacoco Indian tribe
*Chamicuro Indian tribe *Chayahuita Indian tribe *Chibcha Indian tribe *Chimila Indian tribe *Chipaya Indian tribe
*Chiquitano Indian tribe *Chitonahua Indian tribe *Chorote Indian tribe *Chulupi Indian tribe *Cocama Indian tribe
*Coconuco Indian tribe *Cofan Indian tribe *Colorado Indian tribe *Coreguaje Indian tribe *Cubeo Indian tribe
*Cuiba Indian tribe *Culina Indian tribe *Culino Indian tribe *Curripaco Indian tribe *Damana Indian tribe
*Desano Indian tribe *Duit Indian tribe *Embera Indian tribe *Guahibo Indian tribe *Guajajara Indian tribe
*Guajiro Indian tribe *Guambiano Indian tribe *Guanano Indian tribe *Guarani Indian tribe *Guarayu Indian tribe
*Guayabero Indian tribe *Guarequena Indian tribe *Guinao Indian tribe *Hixkaryana Indian tribe *Huachipaeri Indian tribe
*Huambisa Indian tribe *Huarayo Indian tribe *Ika Indian tribe *Iquito Indian tribe *Irantxe Indian tribe
*Isconahua Indian tribe *Japreria Indian tribe *Jebero Indian tribe *Kadiweu Indian tribe *Kaingang Indian tribe
*Kaiwa Indian tribe *Kamayura Indian tribe *Kamsa Indian tribe *Kandoshi Indian tribe *Kankuamo Indian tribe
*Karaja Indian tribe *Kariri Indian tribe *Karipuna Indian tribe *Katukina Indian tribe *Kaweskar Indian tribe
*Kaxarari Indian tribe *Kaxuiana Indian tribe *Kayabi Indian tribe *Kayapo Indian tribe *Kogui Indian tribe
*Kuikuro Indian tribe *Lengua Indian tribe *Machiguenga Indian tribe *Maca Indian tribe *Macuna Indian tribe
*Maipure Indian tribe *Manao Indian tribe *Mandawaka Indian tribe *Mapuche Indian tribe *Maquiritari Indian tribe
*Marawa Indian tribe *Mariate Indian tribe *Marubo Indian tribe *Mastanahua Indian tribe *Mataco Indian tribe
*Matipuhy Indian tribe *Matis Indian tribe *Mawakwa Indian tribe *Maxakali Indian tribe *Mayoruna Indian tribe
*Meinaku Indian tribe *Mocovi Indian tribe *Moronahua Indian tribe *Muinane Indian tribe *Muniche Indian tribe
*Nambikwara Indian tribe *Nocaman Indian tribe *Nukini Indian tribe *Nutabe Indian tribe *Ocaina Indian tribe
*Omagua Indian tribe *Ona Indian tribe *Opon-Carare Indian tribe *Orejon Indian tribe *Pacahuara Indian tribe
*Paez Indian tribe *Palikur Indian tribe *Panobo Indian tribe *Paraujano Indian tribe *Paresi Indian tribe
*Pasto Indian tribe *Patamona Indian tribe *Paumari Indian tribe *Pemon Indian tribe *Piapoco Indian tribe
*Piaroa Indian tribe *Pijao Indian tribe *Pilaga Indian tribe *Piraha Indian tribe *Piratapuyo Indian tribe
*Pisabo Indian tribe *Poyanawa Indian tribe *Puelche Indian tribe *Puinave Indian tribe *Quechua/Inca Indian tribe
*Remo Indian tribe *Resigaro Indian tribe *Retuara Indian tribe *Saluma Indian tribe *Sabane Indian tribe
*Sape Indian tribe *Secoya Indian tribe *Sensi Indian tribe *Shanenawa Indian tribe *Sharanahua Indian tribe
*Shipibo Indian tribe *Shuar Indian tribe *Sikiana Indian tribe *Siona Indian tribe *Siriano Indian tribe
*Siriono Indian tribe *Tacana Indian tribe *Tariano Indian tribe *Tatuyo Indian tribe *Tehuelche Indian tribe
*Telembi Indian tribe *Tembe Indian tribe *Tikuna Indian tribe *Toba Indian tribe *Totoro Indian tribe
*Tubarão Indian tribe *Tucano Indian tribe *Tuxinawa Indian tribe *Tuyuca Indian tribe *Txikao Indian tribe
*Urarina Indian tribe *U'wa Indian tribe *Vilela Indian tribe *Waiwai Indian tribe *Waorani Indian tribe
*Wapishana Indian tribe *Waraiku Indian tribe *Warao Indian tribe *Waura Indian tribe *Wayampi Indian tribe
*Wayana Indian tribe *Wirina Indian tribe *Witoto Indian tribe *Wounaan Indian tribe *Xavante Indian tribe
*Xipaya Indian tribe *Xiriana Indian tribe *Xokleng Indian tribe *Yabaana Indian tribe *Yabarana Indian tribe
*Yagua Indian tribe *Yahgan Indian tribe *Yaminawa Indian tribe *Yaruma Indian tribe *Yawalpiti Indian tribe
*Yawanawa Indian tribe *Yora Indian tribe *Yucuna Indian tribe *Yukpa Indian tribe *Yurumangui Indian tribe
*Zamuco Indian tribe *Zaparo Indian tribe

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

The Indigenous Languages of Latin America: Archive of linguistic materials from Mexico, Central and South American languages.
South American Languages By Population of Speakers: A list of the most spoken languages of South America.
Indian Cultures from Mexico and South America: Illustrated profiles of 44 Mexican and South American tribes.
Indigenous South Americans: South American native history, tribal information, pictures, and quotes.
Native South America: Articles on South American Indian history and culture.
Indigenous Peoples of South America: Links related to Native South Americans.
Britannica: South American Indian languages: Encyclopedia article on the indigenous languages of South America.



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