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.

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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%
35%
57%
7%
14
flagItaly
0%
33%
55%
7%
27
flagGermany
12%
22%
49%
15%
145
flagthe Netherlands
10%
23%
44%
21%
38
flagFrance
8%
39%
43%
8%
23
flagSweden
21%
14%
42%
21%
14
flagPoland
16%
28%
40%
13%
12328
flagthe United States
21%
25%
40%
12%
426
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
27%
40%
14%
284
flagRepublic of Ireland
23%
26%
38%
11%
52
flagthe Philippines
28%
23%
38%
9%
21
flagDenmark
0%
33%
33%
33%
15
flagNorway
22%
44%
25%
7%
27
flagPakistan
26%
38%
23%
11%
26
flagIndia
31%
29%
22%
15%
144
flagAustralia
11%
33%
22%
33%
18
flagUnknown
24%
40%
21%
13%
457
flagCanada
27%
40%
20%
12%
40

Gender

men42%
women35%
Guinea (Africa)
17%
19%
New Guinea
28%
34%
The Andes
42%
35%
Mexico
11%
11%

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