• Barry Turner
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Before European colonization two main indigenous American groups and numerous nomadic tribes peopled the region that is now Argentina, probably constituting a population of some 300,000. Both groups—the Diaguita people in the northwest, and the Guarani people in the south and east—created the basis for a permanent agricultural civilization. Te Diaguita also prevented the powerful Inca from expanding their empire from Bolivia into Argentina.


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Further Reading

  1. Bethell, L. (ed.) Argentina since Independence. 1994Google Scholar
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