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
15%
23%
61%
0%
13
flagSpain
6%
26%
60%
6%
15
flagItaly
0%
32%
56%
8%
25
flagSwitzerland
0%
45%
54%
0%
11
flagUkraine
0%
33%
50%
16%
12
flagGermany
13%
21%
48%
15%
125
flagthe Netherlands
8%
23%
47%
20%
34
flagthe Philippines
31%
21%
42%
5%
19
flagPoland
16%
28%
41%
13%
10531
flagthe United States
21%
25%
41%
12%
407
flagFrance
9%
40%
40%
9%
22
flagthe United Kingdom
18%
28%
39%
14%
253
flagRepublic of Ireland
25%
27%
35%
12%
48
flagDenmark
0%
35%
28%
35%
14
flagAustralia
13%
26%
26%
33%
15
flagUnknown
23%
39%
21%
15%
217
flagIndia
31%
28%
21%
16%
124
flagCanada
28%
38%
20%
12%
39
flagPakistan
33%
33%
19%
14%
21
flagNorway
22%
50%
18%
9%
22

Gender

men45%
women35%
Guinea (Africa)
15%
18%
New Guinea
26%
34%
The Andes
45%
35%
Mexico
12%
11%

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