Question: Who were the first inhabitants of Chile?

Where did the people of Chile come from?

The Chileans are ethnically a mixture of Europeans and Indians. The first miscegenation occurred during the 16th and 17th centuries between the indigenous tribes, including the Atacameños, Diaguitas, Picunches, Araucanians (Mapuches), Huilliches, Pehuenches, and Cuncos, and the conquistadores from Spain.

Who invaded Chile?

In April 1539, Francisco Pizarro authorized Pedro de Valdivia as his lieutenant governor with orders to conquer Chile. That did not include monetary aid, which he had to procure on his own.

Is Chilean Hispanic or Latino?

Chileans are mostly diverse, their ancestry can be fully South European as well as mixed with Indigenous and other European heritage. They commonly identify themselves as both Latino and white.

What was found in Chile?

Scientists have identified the fossilized remains of a winged lizard unearthed in Chile’s Atacama Desert as a “flying dragon” — the first of its kind to be discovered in the Southern Hemisphere.

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