Colombian Indigenous Group Statistics

The DANE (the government office in charge of census and statistics) provided the following information in 2005.

There are approximately 1,400,000 indigenous people, from 87 different ethnic groups that live in Colombia.


These groups speak 64 different languages from 13 different language families.


There are 710 reservations and the Indigenous peoples occupy 29.8% of the national territory.

In 1900, 25% of the Colombian population were indigenous, today it is 3.4%.

The Colombian Constitution guarantees 2 senators and 1 congressman to represent the collection of the nation's indigenous population.

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