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akwa'ala

Classification of indigenous peoples of the Americas

Ethnographers commonly classify indigenous peoples in 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 or First Nation for a history of their movements. See the List of Native American Tribal Entities for the United States' official list of recognized Native American tribes. The regions are:

United States and Canada

Arctic

Subarctic

California

Northeast Woodlands

Hammonasset, Mattabesec, Mattatuck, Menunkatuck, Meriden (tribe), Mioonkhtuck, Naugatuck (people), Nehantic, Paugusset, Podunk (people), Potatuck, Totoket, Tunxis, Wangunk, Wepawaug

Great Basin

Plateau

Northwest Coast

Plains

Southeast

Southwest

Latin America and the Caribbean

The indigenous peoples of Central and South America are generally classified by language, environment, and cultural similarities.

Caribbean

Mesoamerica

Aridoamerica

South America

Andean

Sub-Andean

Western Amazon

Central Amazon

Eastern and Southern Amazon

Gran Chaco

Southern Cone

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