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Old 01-28-2012, 07:50 AM
 
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Which country in the Americas is all or majority population is pure Amerindian(indigenous American)? Is it Bolivia?
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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You can make an argument for Guatemala, but their official stats has the amerindian population just slightly below majority though forming a plurality. Bolivia comes after that as its mestizo population is larger.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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Which country in the Americas is all or majority population is pure Amerindian(indigenous American)? Is it Bolivia?
Pure + humans always sounds like racism to me
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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Pure + humans always sounds like racism to me
I agree but if someone just has to check this the CIA Factbook is probably the most reliable site around.
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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Pure + humans always sounds like racism to me
Yeah as if 'pure' is better. All humans are 'mutts.'
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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Guatemala is awfully indigenous (and by "awfully" I don't mean bad). So is Bolivia.

If you're talking about a single large region, and not a country, than northern Canada.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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Greenland.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:05 PM
 
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It wouldn't take very many Danes to dilute Greenland's percentage. At last count, 12% are European.

Bolivia census reports 15% white, and 30% mixed, leaving 55% indigenous.

Paraguay does not specify ethnicity in their census, but it is widely held that 95% of the population is Mestizo, of a proportion of about half indigenous and half European. In the 1860s, virtually all males were killed in the War of the Triple Alliance, so nearly all Paraguayans are descended from Guarani women and European men who came to Paraguay after the war. Guarani remains the primary language in Paraguay, although Spanish is widely spoken and understood. A substantial number of people who have no Guarani ancestry are German Mennonites, who settled in the Chaco.

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Old 01-28-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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Greenland and Paraguay are the countries that seem to me to be the most indigenous because in both of them Indigenous languages are the national, majority languages. I think though, that we shouldn't ignore the legally autonomous subnational Indigenous jurisdictions in the various American countries just because they aren't in the UN. The Comarca Indigena in Panama are almost entirely homogenous indigenous societies with a similar legal standing as Wales or Northern Ireland within the UK. If you look closely, depending on the country, the indigenous people sometimes have quite a high degree of legally enshrined autonomy and self determination. In Canada, Nunavut is a majority Inuit territory with it's own territorial government. They have their capital at Iqaluit. In numbers though, Nunavut is dwarfed by the numbers of First Nations in the barely settled North of the Provinces. I feel like the deep Amazon is the most authentically indigenous area in the Americas, some of the people there haven't even been contacted by the outside world. Mexico is also VERY indigenous in the south, and with the zapatistas down there, I'd argue they aren't practically still in Mexico anymore in parts.

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Old 01-29-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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Greenland could be argued against because

1: I think it's still not technically its own country.

2: The title refers to American Indian and there's maybe some lack of clarity on whether this is indigenous American in general or "American Indian" in particular. Greenlanders are some kind of Inuit as I recall and Inuit/Yup'ik/Aleut are not Indians. They arrived much later.

That aside I think they'd be a good choice. Also the others mentioned seem fine.
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