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Ethnic groups descended from and identified with the original inhabitants of a given region

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Indigenous peoples: Ethnic groups descended from and identified with the original inhabitants of a given region
Indigenous peoples, also known in some regions as First peoples, First Nations, Aboriginal peoples or Native peoples, or autochthonous peoples, are ethnic groups who are the original or earliest known inhabitants of an area, in contrast to groups that have settled, occupied or colonized the area more recently. Groups are usually described as indigenous when they maintain traditions or other aspects of an early culture that is associated with a given region. Not all indigenous peoples share this characteristic, as many have adopted substantial elements of a colonizing culture, such as dress, religion or language. Indigenous peoples may be settled in a given region (sedentary) or exhibit a nomadic lifestyle across a large territory, but they are generally historically associated with a specific territory on which they depend. Indigenous societies are found in every inhabited climate zone and continent of the world except Antarctica.


Amazon rainforest: Indigenous leaders seek British gov’t support [Video]

Amazon rainforest: Indigenous leaders seek British gov’t support

Indigenous leaders call on the British government to help stop exploitation of the Amazon.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

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