Further Reading


If you would like to know more about indigenous and local peoples living in mountain areas, here you can find a list of all the sources used for building this database. Moreover, you can find a number of further readings where you can get more extensive and exhaustive information about indigenous and local peoples living in mountain areas.



A Short History of the Argobba - Aklilu Asfaw (2000)

Chaoui - Centre de Recherche Berbere

Khoisan Peoples

Mountains: Our Life, Our Future. Progress and perspectives on sustainable mountain development. From Rio 1992 to Rio 2012 and beyond - Clara Ariza, Daniel Maselli and Thomas Kholer (2013)

Ogiek Honey - Slow Food

Ogiek - Survival International Italy

Summary and Statistical Report of the 2007 Population and Housing Census. Population Size by Age and Sex – Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Population Census Commission (2008)

The Mountain Bushmen of Basutoland - Walsham How Marion (1962)

The Nomadic Alternative: Modes and Models of Interaction in the African-Asian Deserts and Steppes - Wolfgang Weissleder (1978)

The South African San Institute (SASI)



Abolhassani Nomads Tribe territory management (ICCA) dealing with climate change effects and defining a life cycle for agriculture and pasture management – The GEF Small Grant Programme

Alborz – Encyclopedia Iranica

Centre for Sustainable Development and Environment (CENESTA)

Demographic Analysis of Exchange and Gift in Galesh People Living in Northern Iran - Behrooz Rodbaraki Kelari (2012)

Ethnic Groups of Europe: An Encyclopedia – Jeffrey E. Cole (2011)

Ethnologue: Languages of the World

Fondation-Institut kurde de Paris

Frontier Nomads of Iran. A political and Social History of the Shahsevan – Richard Tapper (1997)

Honey hunting in Nepal by the Gurung people – The Telegraph

Indian Census

Iran – CIA: The World Factbook


Montagnard People – Encyclopedia Britannica

Mountains: Our Life, Our Future. Progress and perspectives on sustainable mountain development. From Rio 1992 to Rio 2012 and beyond - Clara Ariza, Daniel Maselli and Thomas Kholer (2013)

Rai in Nepal – Joshua Project

The 2009 Vietnam Population and Housing Census: Completed Results - General Statistics Office of Vietnam: Central Population and Housing Census Steering Committee (2010)

The Ethnic Identity of the Kurds in Turkey – Marin van Bruinessen (1989)

Shahsevan – Encyclopedia Iranica



Autochthonous Linguistic Minorities in the Italian Alps: New Legislation – New Identifications – New Demographic Processes - Ernst Steinicke, Judith Walder, Roland Löffler and Michael Beismann (2011)

Basque – Oxford Reference

Circassian – Encyclopedia Britannica

Discrimination – European Union (EU) Commission

Friulians – Minory Rights Group International

Gypsy Economy. Romani Livelihoods and Notions of Worth in the 21st Century - Micol Brazzabeni, Manuela Ivone Cunha, Martin Fotta and Keith Hart (2015)

Gypsies: From the Ganges to the Thames – Donald Kenrick (2004)

International Circassian Association

International Romanian Union (IRU)

La storia del Mais – Istituto Contemporaneo di Sassoferrato. Comuni di Sassoferrato e Gaeta

Native Peoples of the World: An Encylopedia of Groups, Cultures and Contemporary Issues. An Encylopedia of Groups, Cultures and Contemporary Issues – Steven L. Danver (2013)

Sami - DMOZ

Sami – Reindeer Herding

Sami Council

Sami Facts – Cultural Survival Quarterly Magazine (2008)

Saamis or Laaps - Suri

Siida and traditional Sami reindeer herding knowledge – Northern Review (2009)

Societât Filologjiche Furlane

The Basque Country

V. Inkesta Soziolinguistikoa. Euskal Herria, Euskal Autonomia Erkidegoa, Nafarroa, Iparraldea (2013)

Walser – Ethnologue: Languages of the World


North and Central America and the Caribeean

A balazos asesinan a tres miembros de etnia tolupán – El Heraldo (2014)

Agricultura – Los Lencas

Alpine Ice Patches and Shúhtagot’ine Land Use in the Mackenzie and Selwyn Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada - Thomas D. Andrews, Glen MacKay, Leon Andres, Wendy Stephenson, Amy Barker, Claire Alix, Shútagot'ine Elders of Tulita (2012)

Análisis social y de procesos organizativos en la Región Mixteca. – Juan Jaime Hernández Balderas

Anthropological and physiological observations on Tarahumara endurance runners - Bruno Balke and Clyde Snow (1965)

Biodiversidad en America Latin y El Caribe

Cacaopera – World Heritage Convention (WHO)

Canadian Mountain Network

Chatino – World Culture Encyclopedia

Cheyenne Arapaho

Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas

Consejo Regional Wixárika

COPINH: Declaración de Puca Opalaca – Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (2012)

Gros Ventre Range – SummitPost

Huarijío – Ethnologue: Languages of the World                             

Hucholes. Pueblos Indígenas del Mexico Contemporáneo – Johannes Neurath (2003)

Jicaque – World Culture Encyclopedia


Lenguas indígenas en México y hablantes (de 3 años y más) al 2015 – Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía

Los Mames de Chiapas – Francisca Quintana Hernandez (2006)

Mangue – Ethnologue: Languages of the World

Mexicos Sierra Tarahumara: A Photohistory of the People of the Edge – William Dirk Raat and George R. Janecek (1996)

Mountains: Our Life, Our Future. Progress and perspectives on sustainable mountain development. From Rio 1992 to Rio 2012 and beyond - Clara Ariza, Daniel Maselli and Thomas Kholer (2013)

Northern Arapaho Tribe

Publications – Huichols & Pesticides

Tacuates – María Del Carmen Castillo Cisneros (2003)

Tamoanchan y Tlalocan - Alfredo López Austin (1997)

Tarahumaras – Ana Paula Pintado Cortina (2004)

Tarahumara agriculture in the Copper Canyon region – Geo-Mexico, the geography and dynamics of modern Mexico (2012)

Tepehuan of Durango. Economy – World Culture Encyclopedia

The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2010. 2010 Census Briefs – Tina Norris, Paula L. Vines and Elizabeth M. Hoeffel (2012)

The Tellqelmucw Secwepemc Heritage Society

The Upper St̓át̓imc Language, Culture and Education Society (USLCES)

Traditional knowledge among Zapotecs of Sierra Madre Del Sur, Oaxaca. Does it represent a base for plant resources management and conservation? - Azucena de Lourdes Luna-José and Beatriz Rendón Aguilar (2012)

Second winner of environmental prize killed months after Berta Cáceres death – Nina Lakhani (2017)

Shuswap – Ethnologue: Languages of the World

Swimming Against the Current: The Teribe Peoples and the El Diquís Hydroelectric Project in Costa Rica - The University of Texas School of Law, Human Rights Clinic (2010)

Wixarika Research Center

Zapotec Science. Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca – Roberto J. Gonzalez (2001)


South America

Akawayo – Atlas sociolingüístico de pueblos indígenas en América Latina (2010)

Akawaio - Etnologue

Aluna. There is no life without thought

Anuncian exploración en Aguaragüe y reserva vuelve al “ojo de la tormenta” – El País (2013)

Asociación de Autoridades Tradicionales y Cabildos U'wa (ASOU'WA)

Barí – Ethnologue

Cabildo Indígena del Resurgado Kankuamo. Organización Indígena Kankuama

Cabildo Mayor Yanacona

Caracterizaciones de los pueblos indígenas de Colombia. Dirección de Poblaciones. Yukpa del Perijá – Ministerio de Cultura. Colombia

Central Indígena del Pueblo Leco de Apolo (CIPLA)

Censo 2002. Síntesis de Resultados – Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas. Chile

Comunidades Indígenas - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (2011)

Consejo Regional Indígena del Tolima (CRIT)

Cooperativa Ayatawacoop

Coordinadora del Parlamento del Pueblo Mapuche

Endangered Peoples of Latin America: Struggles to Survive and Thrive – Susan C. Stonich (2001)

Federación de Centros Awa del Ecuador (FCA)

Geografía Humana de Colombia Región Andina Central Tomo IV Volumen II – Banrepcultural. Red Cultural del Banco de la República en Colombia (2005)


Indígenas yabarana, hoti y e’ñepa afectados por minería ilegal en Manapiare, Venezuela – Environmental Justice Atlas

Indigenous Authorities of Colombia (AICO)

Indigenous Communities from Argentina – Native Planet

Indigenous Organization of Kankuamos (OIK)

Indigenous Peoples in Colombia – International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

Informe expone cómo una presa amenaza "El mundo perdido" – Andrey Butt Colson (2013)

International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

Kamentsa – Kamsa – TodaColombia. La Cara amable de Colombia

Kankuamo – Minory Rights

La Fundación Diaguita de Chicoana

Mapuexpress – Informativo Mapuche

Movimiento Indígena y Campesino de Cotopaxi (MICC)

Nación Uru

Nación Uwa

Nasa (Paez), la gente del agua – Ministerio de Cultura. República de Colombia (2010)

National Council of Ayllus and Markas of Qullasuyu (CONAMAQ)

Organización Gonawindua Tayrona (OGT)

Organización Regional Embera-Waunana (OREWA)

Organización Nacional Indigenas de Colombia

Organizaciones Indigenas en Colombia – TodaColombia. La Cara amable de Colombia

Organización Ye´kwana del Alto Ventuari (KUYUNU)

Páez – World Culture Encyclopedia

Pemon – Encyclopedia

Pemon – World Culture Encyclopedia

Por Pueblos Indigenas - Por los Derechos Indígenas – Argentina. Indymedia (2002)

Pueblo Indigena Camëntsá Biyá (2012)

Pueblo Indígena Leco – Wildlife Conservancy Society (WCS)

Pueblos Indígenas de Colombia – Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia

Pueblos originarios de Chile. Atacameño – Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino (2009)

Pueblo Yukpa – Ministerio del Interior. Gobierno de Colombia

Pumé (etnia) – EcuRed. Conocimiento con todos y para todos

Reglamentos Internos del Cabildo Indigena Nataima – Municipio de Natagaima Tolima. Comunidad Pijao

Resultados Población Indígena. XIV censo de población y vivienda 2011 gerencia general de estadísticas demográficas instituto nacional de estadística – Instituto Nacional de Estadística. República Bolivariana de Venezuela (2011)


The Council for the Development of Nationalities and Peoples of Ecuador (CODENPE)

The Embera and Waounan. Indigenous People of Panama and Colombia – Native Planet

The Indians of Central and South America – James S. Olson (1991)

The Indigenous Languages of South America: A Comprehensive Guide – Lyle Campbell and Verónica Grondona (2012)

The Indigenous World - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) (2018)

The Mountain Portal – Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)

The U'wa struggle to protect their cultural lands: a framework for reviewing questions of sovereignty and the right to environmental integrity for indigenous peoples – Jenny R. Culler (2001)

Unidad Indígena Del Pueblo Awá (UNIPA)

Unified Syndical Confederation of Rural Workers of Bolivia (CSUTCB)

Yanomami – Povos Indígenas no Brasil

Yanomami – Survival international

Yekuana – EcuRed. Conomiciento con todos y para todos

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