Mapuche significa "gente de la tierra",  Mapuche means "people of the land".

Mapuche significa "gente de la tierra", Mapuche means "people of the land".

Chile. Cholchol (near Temuco). Mapuche Indian dressed for a festival.

Chile. Cholchol (near Temuco). Mapuche Indian dressed for a festival.

The Mapuche people are the largest ethnic group in Chile and constitute approximately 10% (more than 1.000.000 people) of the Chilean population. Half of them live in the south of Chile from the river Bío Bío until the Chiloé Island. The other half is found in and around the capital, Santiago. There are also around 300.000 Mapuches living in Argentina.

The Mapuche people are the largest ethnic group in Chile and constitute approximately 10% (more than 1.000.000 people) of the Chilean population. Half of them live in the south of Chile from the river Bío Bío until the Chiloé Island. The other half is found in and around the capital, Santiago. There are also around 300.000 Mapuches living in Argentina.

Ximena Huilipán is a Chilean Mapuche Indian model and actress.

Ximena Huilipán is a Chilean Mapuche Indian model and actress.

Chilean Mapuche

Chilean Mapuche

Chile | A Mapuche woman walks in the little town of Temucuicui, Temuco | Photographer unknown

Chile | A Mapuche woman walks in the little town of Temucuicui, Temuco | Photographer unknown

Mapuche Indiana child, Chile

Mapuche Indiana child, Chile

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