Indigenous Peoples of the World: National Consortium of Tribal Arts and Culture – Gujarat

The term indigenous peoples is the term used here in connection with all ethnic groups inhabiting a geographic region with which they have the earliest historic connections, before colonization or annexation and who have maintained a distinct language, culture and social organization distinct from the surrounding populations and dominant culture of the region. Read more >>

The Americas (North and South)

Indigenous peoples of the American continents are broadly recognised as being those groups and their descendants who inhabited the region before the arrival of European colonizers and settlers. Some of these communities were agriculturalilst while others practiced a mix of farming, hunting, and gathering. These communities were also responsible for the creation of monumental architecture and large-scale organized cities in this region. […]


The highly-diverse and numerous ethnic groups which comprise most modern, independent African states contain within them various peoples whose situation, cultures and pastoralist or hunter-gatherer lifestyles are generally marginalized and set apart from the dominant political and economic structures of the nation. […]

Europe (including Greenland)

Europe’s present-day indigenous populations are relatively few, mainly confined to northern and far-eastern reaches of this Eurasian peninsula. Whilst there are numerous ethnic minorities distributed within European countries, few of these still maintain traditional subsistence cultures and are recognized as indigenous peoples. […]


The vast regions of Asia contain the majority of the world’s present-day indigenous populations. […]

Oceania (Australia New Zealand and Pacific Islands)

The indigenous peoples of Oceania include Australian Aboriginals, New Zealand Maoris and Indigenous people of the Polynesian islands.

Learn more about Indigenous Peoples in different continents on the website of the National Consortium of Tribal Arts and Culture : : NCTAC

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