Classification of Native Americans

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Classification of Native Americans: United States and Canada

Ethnographers commonly classify the native peoples of the United States and Canada into ten geographical regions with shared cultural traits (called cultural areas). The following list groups peoples by their region of origin, followed by the current location. See the individual article on each tribe for a history of their movements. The regions are:

Arctic

Subarctic

California

Eastern Woodlands

Great Basin

Plateau

Northwest Coast

Plains

Southeast

Southwest

Classification – Central and South America

Indians of Central and South America are generally classified by language, environment, and cultural similarities.

Caribbean

Mesoamerica

Andean

Sub-Andean

Western Amazon

Central Amazon

Eastern and Southern Amazon

Southern Cone

Languages

For a general discussion, see Native American languagescs:Indiánské kmeny da:Etnografisk klassifikation af oprindelige amerikanere de:Nordamerikanische Kulturareale fr:Liste des peuples indigènes des Amériques nl:Lijst van Noord-Amerikaanse indianen no:Etnografisk klassifikasjon av indianere pt:Classificação dos nativos americanos fi:Luettelo intiaaniheimoista ja -kansoista

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