• 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. Biggins, Alex, Argentina. [Bibliography] ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1991Google Scholar
  2. Lewis, P., Te Crisis of Argentine Capitalism. North Carolina Univ. Press, 1990Google Scholar
  3. Manzetti, L., Institutions, Parties and Coalitions in Argentine Politics. Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, 1994Google Scholar
  4. Romero, Luis Alberto, A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century; translated from Spanish. Pennsylvania State Univ. Press, 2002Google Scholar
  5. Shumway, N., Te Invention of Argentina. California Univ. Press, 1992Google Scholar
  6. Turner, Barry, (ed.) Latin America Profiled. Macmillan, London, 2000Google Scholar
  7. Wynia, G. W., Argentina: Illusions and Realities.2nd ed. Hoddesdon, 1993Google Scholar
  8. National Statistical Office: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INDEC). Av. Julio A. Roca 615, PB (1067) Buenos Aires. Director: Dr Lelio Mármora.Google Scholar

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