The Indigenous People in Colombia
The indigenous peoples in Colombia consist of a huge number of ethnic groups who lived in the country's present terrain before the regain was discovered by the Europeans in 1500. These indigenous peoples hold designation to considerable areas of Colombia, primarily especially in the reserves.
According to a recent survey, there are about has 567 reserves on record for the indigenous people in Colombia. Described as one of the world’s most ancient internal armed conflict, thousands of indigenous people in Colombia have run away from their lands in order to escape the brutal conduct of the military armed groups. Today, they represent the second biggest group of internally displaced people. The indigenous people in Colombia today struggle to survive and try to preserve their primeval traditions in cities and towns far away from their homes.
Browse the section to learn more about the major ethnic groups among these indigenous people in Colombia.