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Native American Tribes of El Salvador

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Salvadoran Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from El Salvador 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 inhabitants of the area that is now El Salvador include:

The K'ekchi Indians
The Pipil Indians

Recommended books about El Salvador's Native Americans:
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Seeing Indians: A Study of Race, Nation, and Power in El Salvador: An interesting book on cultural assimilation in El Salvador.

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

Status of El Salvador's Indigenous People: Article on the Salvadorian Indians and their struggle for cultural survival.
El Salvador Indians: Brief overview of the Pipil and other Honduras tribes.

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