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
flagSpain
6%
26%
60%
6%
15
flagItaly
0%
33%
54%
8%
24
flagSwitzerland
0%
45%
54%
0%
11
flagGermany
13%
21%
51%
13%
119
flagUkraine
0%
33%
50%
16%
12
flagthe Netherlands
8%
23%
47%
20%
34
flagFrance
9%
38%
42%
9%
21
flagthe Philippines
31%
21%
42%
5%
19
flagPoland
16%
28%
41%
13%
9219
flagthe United States
21%
26%
40%
11%
388
flagthe United Kingdom
17%
28%
40%
13%
225
flagFinland
10%
10%
40%
40%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
23%
28%
36%
10%
46
flagDenmark
0%
35%
28%
35%
14
flagUnknown
10%
44%
27%
17%
29
flagIndia
29%
29%
22%
17%
117
flagCanada
28%
38%
20%
12%
39
flagNorway
22%
50%
18%
9%
22
flagPakistan
38%
27%
16%
16%
18
flagAustralia
15%
30%
15%
38%
13

Gender

men49%
women36%
Guinea (Africa)
13%
17%
New Guinea
25%
34%
The Andes
49%
36%
Mexico
12%
11%

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