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Indigenous peoples in Peru


Indigenous peoples in Peru (pueblos indigenas in Spanish) comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the country's present territory prior to its discovery by Europeans around 1500. Like Christopher Columbus, who thought he had reached the East Indies, the first Spanish explorers called them indios ("Indians"), a name that is still used today in Peru.

Indigenous peoples in Peru form about 45% of the total population (14 million). However, other sources are updated in 31% of the indigenous population .

AIDESEP is the premier indigenous rights organization in Peru defending the interests of indigenous peoples in Peru. The president of AIDESEP is Alberto Pizango.

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/ Comision de la Verdad y Reconciliacion

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