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Most Populous Countries in the Americas in 1492

Which countries in North and South America had the largest population living on their current territory prior to the arrival of Columbus?
Based on modern borders
Estimates vary widely, mid-range estimate used here
Source: https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/suppl/10.1146/annurev-genom-083115-022331/suppl_file/GG18_Ruiz-Linares_SupMat.pdf
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Population in 1492
1.
Mexico
17.1 million
2.
Peru
6 million
3.
Brazil
4.5 million
4.
Bolivia
4.3 million
5.
United States
3.5 million
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Population in 1492
6.
Colombia
3.3 million
7.
Guatemala
2 million
8.
Ecuador
1.6 million
9.
Chile
1.5 million
10.
Venezuela
1.3 million
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