Where do guinea pigs come from?

Guinea (Africa)
New Guinea
The Andes
Mexico
Guinea pigs are neither pigs nor from Guinea. The origin of its common name is unclear, it may be a re-­anal­y­sis of "Guyana", though they orig­i­nate from the Andes and not Guyana.

Answers distribution

Guinea (Africa)
New Guinea
The Andes
Mexico
answers
flagthe United Arab Emirates
12%
18%
68%
0%
16
flagSpain
6%
25%
62%
6%
16
flagSwitzerland
0%
38%
61%
0%
13
flagCroatia
25%
8%
58%
8%
12
flagItaly
0%
30%
57%
7%
26
flagGermany
12%
22%
48%
15%
142
flagthe Netherlands
10%
23%
44%
21%
38
flagFrance
8%
39%
43%
8%
23
flagPoland
16%
28%
40%
13%
11930
flagthe United States
21%
26%
40%
11%
419
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
27%
40%
14%
274
flagRepublic of Ireland
24%
26%
38%
12%
50
flagthe Philippines
28%
23%
38%
9%
21
flagDenmark
0%
33%
33%
33%
15
flagAustralia
12%
25%
25%
37%
16
flagPakistan
28%
36%
24%
12%
25
flagIndia
30%
30%
23%
15%
139
flagUnknown
24%
40%
21%
13%
440
flagCanada
27%
40%
20%
12%
40
flagNorway
20%
50%
20%
8%
24

Gender

men42%
women35%
Guinea (Africa)
16%
18%
New Guinea
29%
34%
The Andes
42%
35%
Mexico
11%
11%

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