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Europeans brought many diseases to the Americas. Which disease did they carry back?
Syphilis was present in the Americas before European contact. It was carried from the Americas to Europe by the returning crewmen from Christopher Columbus's voyage. The first outbreak of syphilis in Europe occurred in 1494 in Naples, Italy, during a French invasion.
What is the most widely spoken language family of the indigenous peoples of the Americas?
Quechua is spoken in the Andes by some 8 to 10 million speakers. Today, Quechua has the status of an official language in Bolivia and Peru, along with Spanish.
Which of the following is the symbol seen on the Argentinian flag?
Inti, the Inca God. The Mayan Sun that can be seen on the flag of Argentina and Uruguay is, in fact, the image of Inti - the Inca God. It is also the symbol of the May Revolution which led to Argentina becoming a sovereign country.
What is the largest tribal grouping of Native Americans in the United States?
Cherokee. According to the 2000 census, 281,069 U.S. citizens self-identify as Cherokee. These numbers are closely followed by Navajo (269,202). Other tribal groups are considerably smaller, only Sioux (108,272) and Chippewa (105,907) exceed 100,000.
Which language do words puma, condor and coca come from?
Quechua had already expanded across wide ranges of the central Andes even long before the Incas. Today, the language and its vocabulary are still popular in the Andes. In rural Bolivia, many Quechua words are as commonly used as their Spanish counterparts, even in entirely Spanish-speaking areas.
How is this tent house called?
Tipi. The tipi was used by the nomadic tribes of the Great Plains, because it could be disassembled and packed away quickly when a tribe decided to move. Tipis are stereotypically associated with Native Americans in the United States in general, however, Native Americans from places other than the Great Plains mostly used different types of dwellings.
When did the last Mohican die?
Never. The Mohicans were expulsed first to New York state from their original settlements in Massachusetts (in the 80's of 18th century), and later to Wisconsin. There they formed a new tribe with Munsee called Stockbridge-Munsee.
Who was the last ruler of the Inca Empire?
Túpac Amaru was the last indigenous monarch of the Neo-Inca State, remnants of the Inca Empire in Vilcabamba, Peru. He led the last brief rebellion against the Spanish, which resulted with his capture and execution in 1572. His last words were: "Pacha Kamaq (Quechua, Creator of the World), witness how my enemies shed my blood."
Who spoke Nahuatl?
Aztecs. Many words from Nahuatl (like tomato, chocolate, chilli, avocado and coyote) have been borrowed into Spanish, and since diffused into hundreds of other languages. Nahuatl is still spoken in Mexico. You can browse Wikipedia in Nahuatl at http://nah.wikipedia.org/.