Top 10 Indians facts Selected as the most interesting among South America related questions in South America quiz Europeans brought many diseases to the Americas. Which disease was carried back?Syphilis was present in the Americas before European contact. It was carried from the Americas to Europe by the returning crewmen from Christopher Columbus's voyage. The first outbreak of syphilis in Europe occurred in 1494 in Naples, Italy, during a French invasion.Created by: globalquiz.orgdiseases facts » The word "Cannibals" was originally used as a name of certain people. How are they called today?Carib people. Many historians believe that cannibalism was rare or even non existent among Carib people. In 1503 Queen Isabella ruled that only people who were better off under slavery (especially cannibals) could legally be taken as slaves. This provided Spaniards an incentive for identifying various groups as cannibals to enslave them.Created by: Monica Stillercannibalism facts » Which was the last of the contiguous states to become a U.S. state?Arizona is the place of the Apache resistance. It became a U.S. state on February 14, 1912. This resulted in the end to the territorial colonization of Continental North America. Created by: Sumit TamangAmerindians facts » How many official languages are there in Bolivia?37. The population of Bolivia is only 10 million and 88% of Bolivians speak Spanish. Nevertheless, the country has 37 official languages, including many indigenous ones, such as Quechua, Aymara, Guarani and 34 others. These include Bauré, a nearly extinct Arawakan language spoken by only 13 of 200 ethnic tribal Baure people.Created by: globalquiz.orgBolivia facts » What is the largest tribal grouping of Native Americans in the United States?Cherokee. According to the 2000 census, 281,069 U.S. citizens self-identify as Cherokee. These numbers are closely followed by Navajo (269,202). Other tribal groups are considerably smaller, only Sioux (108,272) and Chippewa (105,907) exceed 100,000.Created by: globalquiz.orgpeoples facts » What is the most widely spoken language family of the indigenous peoples of the Americas?Quechua is spoken in the Andes by some 8 to 10 million speakers. Today, Quechua has the status of an official language in Bolivia and Peru, along with Spanish.Created by: globalquiz.orgPeru facts » Which language do words puma, condor and coca come from?Quechua had already expanded across wide ranges of the central Andes long even before the Incas. In fact, the Cuzco variety was not the more widespread. Today, the language and its vocabulary is still popular in the Andes. In rural Bolivia, many Quechua words are as commonly used as their Spanish counterparts, even in entirely Spanish-speaking areas. Created by: globalquiz.orgSouth America facts » How is this tent house called?Tipi. The tipi was used by the nomadic tribes of the Great Plains, because it could be disassembled and packed away quickly when a tribe decided to move. Tipis are stereotypically associated with Native Americans in the United States in general, however Native Americans from places other than the Great Plains mostly used different types of dwellings. Created by: globalquiz.orgAmerica facts » Who spoke Nahuatl?Aztecs. Many words from Nahuatl (like tomato, chocolate, chili, avocado or coyote) have been borrowed into Spanish, and since diffused into hundreds of other languages. The language is still spoken in Mexico. You can browse Wikipedia in Nahuatl at http://nah.wikipedia.org/.Created by: globalquiz.orgMexico facts » What was the capital of the Inca Empire?Cuzco. The city is located at the elevation of 3,400 m (11,200 ft). In 2007, it had a population of 358,935. The Spanish conquistadors adopted the local name, transliterating it into Spanish as Cuzco. In 1976, it was changed to Cusco, and in 1990, to Qosqo. However, older spelling (with the most common Cuzco) is also accepted.Created by: Hitter smasherhistory of South America facts » Play South America quiz and see all the questions.