Why do people think Native Americans are few in numbers?
Native Americans applies to people living in South America, North America, and Central America. It's the Americas! So how come people say that native americans are almost extinct when in Mexico they form the second largest population? In Peru, it's the highest population at 45%. In Bolivia it's 60% and Ecuador has about 40%. Central American countries like El Salvador, Guatemala also have substantial native populations.
Why are people confusing native American to native to the U.S.? They're not the same thing.
It's actually high in numbers compared to some other groups. And don't get indigenous confused with mestizo. Many from Latin America are full-blooded indigenous.
I've people that actually do think native americans only existed in the U.S.! And I do know that America is called the U.S. even though it shouldn't be.
And mestizo is not amerindian, they are mixed with European. So how is it the same?
Aztecs, Mayans, Incans, Guaranis, Choctaw, Seminole, Cree, Taino are all native americans.
And Peru does call its people native americans so do other South American countries. In many DNA ancestry tests, Native American ancestry applies to ALL indigenous people of the Americas because genetically it's the same race. Why the division when we get down to it, they are one race?